Blue Pillar VP of Finance and Operations Recognized By Trending 40

Sep 24 2015

Frederick, MD - September 24, 2015 - Blue Pillar, a leading provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity and centralized energy management software solutions, announced today that its VP of Finance and Operations, Jeff Pontius, will be honored as one of "Washington's Top Tech CFOs" by Trending 40.


"Blue Pillar is pleased to see Jeff recognized as a great financial talent in the Washington region’s tech and start-up community,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “Since joining Blue Pillar last year, Jeff has utilized his experience in finance, business development and operations to elevate Blue Pillar’s success. His contributions to our growth have been invaluable.”


“I’m honored to be recognized in this group of esteemed Washington area CFOs,” said Jeff Pontius. “I am enjoying my tenure at Blue Pillar not only because we are building a cutting-edge, high-tech company poised for tremendous growth, but because the problems we solve help keep the lights on at the world’s most critical facilities. Our customers have been able to gain control of their energy future to avoid power outages, improve safety and meet sustainability goals. From this perspective, every deployment is rewarding and I look forward to guiding Blue Pillar’s financial growth with these customer end goals in mind.”


Blue Pillar provides an open energy-networking platform that helps keeps the lights on and energy costs down at the world’s most critical facilities. Through its award-winning Aurora® IIoT platform, Blue Pillar has created ubiquitous energy networks at hundreds of facilities by connecting thousands of assets—from electrical meters and back-up generators to central heat and power plants and distributed generation assets—regardless of make, model, vintage, age or type. This turnkey approach avoids the larger industry problem of stranding assets or creating silo systems. It has been proven to be 75 percent faster and 30 percent more affordable in the over 300 facilities, 4,000 assets and 400 megawatts of power connected and installed to date. With this market momentum, Blue Pillar is quickly becoming the de-facto IIoT platform for any organization requiring centralized control over their energy assets to avoid power outages or reduce energy costs.


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, Aurora Applications and 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.


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