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Solar Universe Network Adds Franchise Expert to Board

Date: 11/28/2011

Company: Solar Universe


Livermore, CA (Nov. 28, 2011) -­‐ Solar Universe Network, one of America’s fastest growing solar franchises today announced the addition of William Van Epps to its board.

Van Epps most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Agile Pursuits Franchising Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter and Gamble, Van Epps brings more than 40 years of business experience, heavily focused in domestic and international franchised industries.

“Mr. Van Epps is a proven leader who will be a great asset in helping us reach our aggressive franchise development goals nationally and internationally,” said Joe Bono, president and CEO of Solar Universe. “He adds great value to our company and to our franchise partners who will benefit greatly from his wealth of experience in creating franchise opportunities and managing world class systems.”

In his previous role at Agile Pursuits Franchising Inc., Van Epps was responsible for the company’s Tide Dry Cleaning and Mr. Clean Car Wash businesses worldwide. Prior to that he served as USA President for Papa John’s International Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s domestic franchise and restaurant operations; restaurant development; franchise marketing; R&D and quality management. In addition, Van Epps oversaw Papa John’s international management committee and operations in the United Kingdom.

Van Epps also spent two years as President of the International Division of Yorkshire Global Restaurants, responsible for all aspects of Yorkshire’s international business for Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants, which included 225 franchised restaurants in 15 countries.

“This is an exciting time become part of the Solar Universe Network,” said Van Epps. “The solar franchise industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and Solar Universe is well positioned to become a national service brand.”


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