updated 6/17/2011 1:47:42 PM ET 2011-06-17T17:47:42

HILLSBORO, Ore., June 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Obvius Holdings LLC, a leader in energy information and submetering systems announced today that Cole Knappen, director of strategic accounts, has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. With Obvius since 2009, Knappen's expanded role includes responsibility for growing Obvius' global sales and overseeing marketing activities for the company.

"Cole will provide leadership and strategic direction as Obvius continues to expand into new markets," said Nate Nilles, president of Obvius.  "Cole brings tremendous drive and focus to the position.  His established relationships, in-depth industry knowledge and commitment to deliver the highest level of customer service in the industry are key to our success."

Obvius attributes much of its growth and success to its proven ability to attract top talent from outside the company and to develop and promote high level performers from within Obvius. Investment in green technology and energy management solutions is on the rise and this trend has also contributed to Obvius' accelerated growth. Obvius has doubled in size over the last two years and is on pace to double again in 2011.

Prior to joining Obvius, Knappen held senior sales and marketing roles including recruiting and development for a Fortune 250 company. He holds a business degree from University of New Mexico, Robert O. Anderson School of Management, where he graduated with magna cum laude level honors.

For more information, contact:
Patricia O'Neil
503-601-2099,ext. 110

Obvius provides cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions for collecting energy information. Our proven technology allows users to monitor electric, water, gas, environmental and renewable energy information all on one platform--accessible through any web browser. Perfect for any energy management or Smart Grid application, Obvius continues to deliver world-class data acquisition hardware. For more information, visit www.obvius.com

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