Maneri~Agraz Enterprises, Ltd, a national energy efficient lighting firm based in Houston, TX announced today the hiring of James Wheaton as the new Vice President of North American Sales. Jim brings to the Maneri~Agraz team 23 years of experience in high tech software sales, the last 10 selling directly to fortune 500 companies. During that timeframe he has closed large and complex deals with clients such as General Dynamics, Freddie Mac, AOL and Bank of America.
President and CEO John Maneri firmly believes that Jim will adjust quickly to the energy services market. “The energy efficient lighting industry is rapidly changing with the recent developments in wireless controls, intelligent lighting and software that controls and monitors energy savings. Lighting is quickly becoming a high tech software sale in many respects, which positions Jim very nicely in this evolving market.”
“I am extremely excited to be involved with Maneri-Agraz,” explained Wheaton, who brings a broad range of selling experience from large and small companies. “From the very beginning, I have been impressed with what John, Frank and their team have accomplished. We share a common vision about opportunities in the energy management/lighting retrofit vertical and the tremendous value we can bring to our customers.”
Jim grew up in Houston, TX, attended Spring Woods High School and graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1985 where he received All-Conference/ All Regional baseball player recognition and is a member of Texas Lutheran’s Hall of Honor. Jim currently resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife Kathleen and their three children, Jenny, Brian and Matthew.