HENDERSON, Nev., May 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC:SIRC) (“SIRC” or the Company”), an integrated one-stop solution provider for solar power, rooftops and electric vehicle charging systems, today issued the following statement from its newly appointed CEO, Brad Rinehart.
We have made a significant change in our leadership team. Dave Massey is taking a leave of absence due to illness and has resigned as CEO and CFO of SIRC effective Monday, May 15, 2023. Concurrent with his resignation, our board has appointed me as CEO, Wanda Witoslawski as CFO and Troy Clymer as President and COO of SIRC. All three of us were also appointed to the board of directors, of which Dave remains a member. The changes will allow our C-suite to offload improved operational costs to other areas of the business and allow us to focus our limited cash resources on internal sales and operational improvements.
As CEO, I will not be holding question-and-answer sessions for the next 90 days unless there is a material change that needs to be addressed. External communications are well controlled through our official SIRC media and our investor relations firm MZ Group. My efforts and those of the team will be focused on running the company and increasing shareholder value through good old-fashioned hard work.
I’m sure our shareholders were just as disappointed with our financial results for the first quarter as the management team here at SIRC. We experienced several headwinds during the quarter. The weather, which is usually reliable in SoCal, was much wetter than normal, impacting our roofing and solar departments. According to our forecast, NEM 3.0 also had a short-term negative impact on the sale of solar systems in private homes. We had supply chain issues on one of our main brand solar panels and had other supply issues. We have also reversed some canceled residential solar sales and are working to rebuild the culture following the consolidation and restructuring of SG&A expenses. All of these factors negatively impacted our operating performance in the first quarter.
The uncertainty in the capital markets has resulted in a lagging effect on our commercial projects as higher interest rates change the economics of many projects and the banking industry reacts to recent bank failures. All previously announced projects are still active and we are working diligently to push them forward. Short-term debt service and litigation costs also had a dramatic negative impact on our cash flow, limiting our ability to allocate capital to the commercial development projects that we have in the pipeline. Rest assured that Troy, Wanda, myself and our leadership are working hard to overcome these challenges.
Taking a closer look at its first-quarter financials, the ability to manage operating expenses is really a bright spot in the overall disappointing results.
SIRC will continue to evolve under the leadership of my administration with a focus on operational organic growth, efficiency and culture. I am committed to realizing the potential of our commercial and industrial pipeline, our EV and Small Commercial division, as well as our rapidly growing Professional Services, Claims and Financial Services divisions under our Balance brand. Our residential solar and rooftop business will continue to grow as we expand into new markets. We are working hard to strengthen our balance sheet, raise strategic capital and align to opportunities that enable exponential scale and generate shareholder value. This will take time and focus as we strive to be ready for SIRC to fulfill its potential and ultimately deliver on our goal of becoming a leading global renewable energy conglomerate.
About Solar Integrated Roofing Corp.
Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC) is an integrated full-service provider of solar power, rooftop and charging systems for electric vehicles specializing in commercial and residential properties throughout North America. The company serves communities by providing the best experience through constant innovation and heritage-focused leadership. For more information, please visit the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.solarintegratedroofing.com, the Company’s website at https://www.sirc.com/ or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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Investor Relations contact:
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MZ North America
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