Energy Automation Systems, Inc. ("EASI"), based in Hendersonville, TN (a suburb of Nashville), has been providing energy efficiency and power quality solutions to industrial and commercial customers for over 30 years. We have completed projects around the world for Fortune 500 customers, and for many smaller customers. EASI offers a full range of best-in-class energy conservation and power quality improvement measures addressing all the major load groups in a typical facility (equipment motors, lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, air compressors). Our customers generally realize annual savings of 10% to 30% on their electric bills. We provide turnkey, fixed price project implementation, and we offer a savings guarantee underwritten by an "A" rated insurance carrier. We also provide ongoing Measurement & Verification services to make sure our solutions deliver the savings we’ve promised. Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with satisfied customers.
Paul Bleiweis, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Bleiweis joined EASI in 2002 as President and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Dr. Bleiweis brings to the Company more than 35 years of senior management experience in high growth businesses in the energy and environmental sectors. Prior to joining EASI, he served as COO of Science & Engineering Associates, a technology consulting firm, and before that he was President of Advanced Sciences Inc., an environmental technology consulting firm. Previously he was a Senior Vice President at SAIC, and a Principal in the government energy practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He began his career as a Staff Member and Group Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Bleiweis received a PhD in nuclear science and engineering, a MS in nuclear science, and a BS, Summa Cum Laude, in engineering, all from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Chief Financial Officer
Mary-Beth Army joined EASI in 2013 as CFO. Ms. Army has nearly 20 years of experience working as a CFO and in senior finance roles with growth stage companies. Before joining EASI, Ms. Army was in a senior finance role with Healthtech Holdings, a software company focused on the healthcare market. Previously she was Chief Financial Officer for Hobby Lobby International. Ms. Army began her career in public accounting, and she is a CPA. Ms. Army graduated magna cum laude from Western New England College (now Western New England University) in Springfield MA with a BSBA, with a concentration in Accounting.
Senior Vice President
Alvin Juma is Senior Vice President with EASI and is responsible for the management and oversight of engineering design studies, project implementations, measurement and verification of savings, and Dealer support functions. Mr. Juma has over 17 years of experience designing and overseeing energy efficiency projects at industrial and commercial facilities. Prior to joining EASI in 2003, Mr. Juma was a principal of Energy Company Ltd. in Kenya, where he was responsible for developing strategic accounts for energy conservation projects. Mr. Juma received an MBA from the University of Warwick (UK) and an Honors Degree in Business Management from the University of Sheffield (UK). Mr. Juma is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement Verification Professional (CMVP) and Certified Demand-Side Management Professional (CDSM).
Debbie Brown is a Vice President with EASI. Her responsibilities include overseeing Dealer support and product sales, and the recruitment of new EASI Authorized Dealers. Ms. Brown has over 30 years of experience in management, recruiting, staffing, human resources, and organizational development encompassing a diverse set of industries including energy and energy conservation, information technology, and telecommunications. Prior to joining EASI, Ms. Brown was a Managing Partner of an EASI affiliate, Energy Savings Solutions, Inc. (ESSI), where she was responsible for operations. Before that she was the Executive Vice President and COO of Computing Analysis Corporation in Arlington, VA and a Vice President of James Martin Government Consulting in charge of the firm's New York, Reston, VA and Washington, DC offices. Ms. Brown received a BA in Business Administration from St. Mary's College and the University of Notre Dame.
Director of Project Management
Paul Hughes joined EASI in 2011 as the Director of Project Management. He has over 10 years of project management experience, and 20 years of mechanical engineering experience. Prior to EASI, Mr. Hughes served as the Manager of Construction and Project Management for a large mechanical contracting firm. Mr. Hughes started his career at Trane, where he was a Product and Applications Engineer for Large Commercial mechanical equipment. Mr. Hughes received a BA degree in Business Management and Marketing from Austin Peay State University.
Director of Engineering
Andy Arterburn joined EASI in 2009 as Sr. Electrical Engineer and became Director of Engineering in 2012. Mr. Arterburn brings to the Company 10 years of engineering and project management experience in the manufacturing and energy sectors. Prior to joining EASI, Mr. Arterburn served as a Sr. Electrical Engineer and Energy Coordinator at Berry Plastics, a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging products. Mr. Arterburn received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Western Kentucky University.