ARiES Solar  Wins Startup Day 2015 Traction Award

ARiES Solar Wins Startup Day 2015 Traction Award

ARiES Solar Recipient of Startup Day’s first Traction Award, Sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union Award recognizes alum who has made most progress (Knoxville-Tenn) – ARiES Solar , an alternative energy solutions company launched in 2011 by founder Harvey Abouelata, is the recipient of Startup Day 2015’s first Traction Award. ARiES Solar presented a Power Pitch during the first Startup Day in 2013. The announcement was made during the Startup Day program at the U.S. Cellular Stage at The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Knoxville. Jonathan Patrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with UT Federal Credit Union, the sponsor of the award, presented it to Abouelata during the Startup Day program in front of 500 business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs in attendance. “We are pleased to sponsor this award and give it to such a deserving recipient as Harvey and ARiES Solar ,” said Patrick. “Harvey’s contributions to the alternative energy solutions market in the East Tennessee are significant and his idea began just three years ago with a Startup Day pitch.” Since its Startup Day introduction, ARiES Solar has merged with PHG Energy (PHGE) and Thompson Machinery.  The alliance provides customers with the strength and reach of Thompson Machinery, the high level of engineering capabilities of PHGE, and the innovation of ARIES’ energy technology. These resources enhance ARiES’ ability to provide collective customers with customized cost effective solutions by deploying the very latest in reduction and energy technology. “It’s a great honor to receive the first ever Traction Award at Startup Day 2015,” said Abouelata. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth in ARiES and we wouldn’t be as successful without...