Gene Patenaude, an Amherst resident and Springfield, Mass. native, has joined the Alternative Energy Store as Outside Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Western Mass.He will be responsible for developing and overseeing the company's installation division in the western part of the state.Before joining the Alternative Energy Store, Mr. Patenaude was a General Contractor for 24 years building new homes in Mass. For 12 years previous to that, he was a realtor.He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts.Mr. Patenaude
has been volunteering as a Big Brother for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization
for the past four years and frequently speaks to recruit men to join the organization.
"We've been growing at a phenomenal rate and in the near future will almost double our sales team.Kerry, Ben and Gene all have tremendous sales skills and they are dedicated to increasing the awareness of renewable energy and educating consumers and businesses," noted Sascha Deri, president of the Alternative Energy Store.