Tom Willie

Tom Willie is CEO of Blue Pillar joining the team in 2013. Tom brings a highly successful 15-plus year start-up, technology and smart grid history to Blue Pillar, including a proven executive management track record. Mr. Willie, a native of Indianapolis, was most recently CEO of Current Group and had also served as CURRENT’s Chief Product Officer and its Chief Operating Officer since December 2003. He also served as the Vice President/Vice Chairman of PRIME Alliance AISBL, a nonprofit industry trade group focused on the development of a new open, public and non-proprietary smart metering and smart grid communications solution. Prior to joining CURRENT, Mr. Willie served as Vice President and General Manager of Siemens/Efficient Networks. Tom has also held strategic worldwide marketing management positions at Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor. Tom Willie obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Recent Posts

Blue Pillar’s Innovation Recognized by Recent Award Wins and Industry Momentum

Posted by Tom Willie on Dec 16, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Blue Pillar has been making headlines for our incredible suite of products and hard-working employees, and I could not be more proud of our recent accolades. The Aurora® platform was named Product of the Year by Energy Manager Today and earned both Gold and Silver Golden Bridge Awards as an Energy Industry Innovation of the Year.  Additionally, Deloitte recognized Blue Pillar as a Technology Fast 500™ company listed as the 15th fastest growing energy tech company emerging on the list in our inaugural year. 

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, Centralized Facility Management, CFM, Resiliency, Facility of the Future, Internet of Things

Top 10 Factors Driving Centralized Facilities Management (CFM)

Posted by Tom Willie on Sep 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Developing a Centralized Facility Management (CFM) strategy is a critical component of energy management  for the facility of the future—particularly for critical facilities that have  onsite generation and require high levels of resiliency. When the lights go out, bad things happen and lives could potentially be put at risk. Blue Pillar has worked with hundreds of critical facilities nationwide to adopt a CFM strategy that improves resiliency and compliance and prepares them for what's to come. In this post, we explore the top 10 factors driving the adoption of this strategy as an industry best practice.

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Topics: Energy Management, CFM, Resiliency, Healthcare Facilities, Facility of the Future, Internet of Things

Blue Pillar Honored in 2015 Indiana Companies to Watch

Posted by Tom Willie on Jul 16, 2015 3:00:29 PM

Blue Pillar has been recognized as one of the 2015 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the State of Indiana and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation

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Blue Pillar and Con Edison Team Up with New York City Hospitals to Strengthen Electric Grid Resiliency

Posted by Tom Willie on Jul 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Today, Blue Pillar announced its efforts to work with New York City hospitals to help strengthen grid resiliency.  As a selected solution provider in Con Edison’s Demand Management Program, Blue Pillar is proud to support first-mover hospitals that are using their back-up emergency generation systems to strengthen the grid—and their facilities—against the devastating effects of power outages and severe weather events that cause them to lose power during times of crisis.

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, New York City, Microgrids, Distributed Generation, Super Storm Sandy, Critical Power, Resiliency