Dublin, OH, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – IGS is pleased to announce that Doug Austin, the company’s executive vice president and chief sales officer, was recently named Dublin’s 2017 Business Person of the Year. The annual award is provided to an individual who has made positive contributions to Dublin’s business community.
Austin joined IGS in 1992 and has been instrumental in helping IGS grow from a small start-up business with only four employees to a company with a large, diversified product portfolio that employs more than 750 people located in 20 offices, doing business in 14 states. In 2011, he became Chief Sales Officer for the Commercial and Industrial Sales division of the company.
He is committed to the Dublin community and is involved with a number of organizations that promote area businesses. Austin served on the Board of Directors for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce from 2012–2016, attends Chamber events regularly, organizes a volunteer group every year for Chamber’s Community Service Day and is a strong advocate for the Chamber’s Leadership Dublin Executive Program and NextGen Dublin Leadership Academy. He also supports IGS’ involvement in many community events including the Dublin Irish Festival and Bike Dublin Tour, among other memberships and board positions.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be named Business Person of the Year by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce,” states Doug Austin. “This award is especially meaningful to me as it comes from a community with so many incredible people and business leaders. I’ve raised my family here and have been fortunate enough to be part of building a business here that gives so much back to the community. I’m truly grateful for that opportunity and so proud and humbled to receive this award.”
IGS is a leading provider of retail energy supply, home services products, distributed generation such as solar and combined heating and power, and compressed natural gas services. With over 25 years of experience, the company leverages extensive in-house expertise to bring innovation to the energy industry. By embracing new technologies, supporting alternative energy resources, and encouraging energy independence, IGS is inspiring homeowners, businesses, and communities to make smart energy decisions. The company also has a community investment program which provides employees with opportunities to get involved with and give to causes that are meaningful to the company and to them personally.