Blue Pillar Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Jun 9 2015

Frederick, MD – June 9, 2015 – Blue Pillar, a leading provider of IIoT connectivity and centralized energy management software solutions that allows facilities to become more energy resilient, self-sufficient and energy efficient, today announced it has been selected as a Red Herring 100 North America award winner.  Blue Pillar is being recognized for its “one-of-a-kind” approach that increases real-time visibility and control of any behind-the-meter energy asset through its Aurora® and Avise® software products. 


“Blue Pillar recognized early that the historic approaches to implementing energy management were highly expensive, proprietary and single-site specific,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “By creating the world’s first open, ubiquitous and centrally managed IIoT platform for connecting energy assets regardless of vendor, age or type – from legacy diesel generators to cutting-edge microgrids – we have completely disrupted how the energy infrastructure can be leveraged. Now, anyone can gain control of their behind-the-meter assets to improve reliability, increase energy efficiency or become energy self-sufficient.”


Blue Pillar® software-based solutions offer more than just energy management dashboards. The Blue Pillarplatform allows multisite facility operators and energy service providers to connect any type of distributed generation asset through its centralized control platform. Today, Blue Pillar has already connected thousands of meters and distributed generation assets like back-up generators, central heat and power plants, and other microgrid assets to offer end-customers the control needed to save money on energy bills and resiliency required to avoid future power outages. This truly disruptive product offering has been used at over 300 of the world’s most critical and complex facilities and has enabled energy service providers to control over 250 megawatts of distributed generation. With this market momentum, Blue Pillar is quickly becoming the de-facto IIoT platform for any organization requiring centralized control over their behind-the-meter assets.


 “In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe Blue Pillar embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Blue Pillar should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”


Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work. 


About Blue Pillar, Inc. 

Blue Pillar is a leading provider of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and energy management solutions for complex single site and centralized multisite facilities. The Aurora, Avise Insite™ and Avise Foresite™platforms connect, control, and manage data to help organizations improve energy resiliency, efficiency and overall facility operations. Today, over 300 of the most critical, complex and geographically dispersed facilities – across healthcare, government, higher education, and other industries – use Blue Pillar solutions to manage their energy and power systems. For more information, visit and follow Blue Pillar on Twitter at @bluepillarinc.


Media Contacts:

Kimberly M. Getgen

Vice President of Marketing, Blue Pillar, Inc.



Amanda Brodbaek

Eco Branding for Blue Pillar, Inc.

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