April 9, 2013, Hampton, Georgia — Raj Anand, President and CEO of Southern States, LLC, has announced the promotion of Brian Berner to the position of Vice President & General Manager – Switch and Service Divisions. Brian has held various leadership positions since joining Southern States in 1996, including General Manager of the Power Switching Division and most recently as General Manager of the Service Division. He is an expert in the field of high voltage switching.

“Over the past 17 years Brian has been an integral part of innovations and growth of Southern States, and has provided leadership to new businesses started at the company,” stated Raj Anand, President and CEO of Southern States. “The Switch Division will greatly benefit from Brian’s innovative leadership.”

Brian has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of executive management courses from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Southern States’ Service Division is now managed by Dave Lombardo, who was promoted from his position as Sales Manager in the Service Division.