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News | June 28, 2023

Industry Leader Darrell Whitley Appointed as President and CEO of Mantis Innovation

Mantis is recognized for managing facility services that target the entire building footprint from roofs, walls, and pavement, to HVAC, lighting, and power.

Houston, TX – June 28, 20233 Mantis Innovation, a leading provider and sustainable solutions for facility performance, is delighted to announce the appointment of Darrell Whitley as its new President and CEO. Mr. Whitley brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in driving organizational growth and leading teams to remarkable accomplishments, specifically within private equity backed portfolio companies.

“The future of Mantis just got brighter,” said Chirag Shah, interim CEO of Mantis Innovation. “The selection of a new CEO is a testament to our ongoing commitment to growth and success. I have the utmost confidence in Darrell’s capabilities and vision. He brings experience leading organizations through process optimization that fuels margin growth, while providing extensive support to sales and operations teams.

“I am humbled and excited to join a team that has navigated significant change over the past few years,” said Darrell Whitley, President and CEO. “The future holds tremendous opportunities for us, and I look forward to leading this talented team as we embark on a new chapter of growth and development.”

Prior to joining Mantis Innovation, Darrell Whitley played crucial roles at Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), a renowned ecological restoration provider. He initially served as the Chief Operating Officer where he spearheaded a range of initiatives aimed at bolstering safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainability practices. Building upon his successful tenure as COO, Darrell Whitley ascended to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, RES rapidly expanded its service offerings and geographic reach.

As the new President and CEO of Mantis Innovation, Mr. Whitley brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience working with Private Equity portfolio companies. His visionary approach will be instrumental in propelling Mantis Innovation into a new era of excellence, ensuring the company's ongoing success in delivering sustainable solutions that optimize facility performance.

About Mantis Innovation
Mantis Innovation is the premier provider of smart, sustainable solutions that deliver better building performance, improved energy efficiency, and optimized budgeting through managed facility services and turnkey program management. Mantis leverages expertise from a vast array of professional disciplines in engineering, comprehensive data collection and analysis, technology-enabled solutions, and a network of trusted partners. The company offers a full suite of services including; strategic energy procurement and demand response; climate impact reduction and reporting; solar, roofing, building envelope, HVAC, and pavement, assessment, capital planning, design, and construction management; and lighting, HVAC/mechanical and building automation systems improvements and implementation. Mantis is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with office locations across the United States from Massachusetts to Washington.

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