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EMP: Solio Hires Jeff Robles and Associates as new Sales Agency for Western United States

November 14, 2012

Solio Hires Jeff Robles and Associates as new Sales Agency for Western United States
Agency to represent brand in outdoor specialty and law enforcement industries

OAKLAND, Calif.Solio, developer of battery packs + solar chargers and lighting products, announced today the hire of Jeff Robles and Associates (JRA) for sales representation in the western United States, covering the states of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., JRA is a sales agency operating throughout the western United States. The group has extensive experience in the outdoor, hunting, fishing and law enforcement industries, and represents brands including: Led Lenser, and Leatherman, among many others.

JRA joins Solio at a time of impressive product expansion for the company. Entering its 10th year in business, Solio and has fully redesigned its entire product portfolio in 2012, which includes the
Bolt, Classic 2, Clip-Mini, and Xcellerator + Hub.

“We are excited to be bringing the JRA team on to support Solio’s dealers for the western United States,” said Chris Hansel, Vice President of Sales, Solio. “JRA has a talented team with a vast reach. This is a key step in increasing Solio’s presence in the western part of the country, and it was important to us to select sales representation that shares our vision for portable power.”

“We see a tremendous growth opportunity in portable power products for our retailers and we believe Solio produces the highest quality and best performing products in the category,” said Jeff Robles, Head Rep and Principle, JRA. “We are very pleased to be joining forces with the Solio brand, and we look forward to bringing portable power to new levels among our most valued customers.”

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About Solio
Solio is a designer and manufacturer of portable solar chargers and lighting systems, helping power work, travel, and emergency preparedness kits with renewable energy. Solio products power an enormous range of devices from smartphones, e-readers, and tablets; to MP3 players, cameras and GPS watches; to headlamps, bike lights, and water purifiers. Chances are if a device can be powered by USB, Solio can power it. A ten-year-old brand, the Oakland, CA-based company makes its products available for purchase through specialty retailers and also provides access for rural communities in Kenya to affordable power and lighting systems through pioneering leasing business model. Solio stands for energy equality, the belief that all people, regardless of location or economic standing, are entitled to clean energy and light. For more information visit