To offer the next generation of Demand Side Management (DSM) solutions to energy intensive businesses in North America. To empower end users through our Aciex energy management platform to intelligently manage their energy consumption, adjusting both the timing and the quantity of their electricity use in real-time, without degrading mission critical operations.
Who We Are
Theo Breitenstein MBA, CEM, CDSM, CSDP, Founder & President
Theo Breitenstein holds a BSEE from the University of Lucerne, as well as an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Theo has held numerous senior management positions with Swiss, German and American engineering and high-tech firms and has over 25 years of experience in the power and energy industry.
Ralph J. Altreche EE, CEM, CEA, Senior Project Manager – EMS & Controls
Ralph Altreche has over 25 years experience in machine/process control automation for chemical, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing facilities. He holds an AAS in Electronics Technology from New York City Technical College in Brooklyn, NY. One of his crowning achievements is the development of a patented control system for a cryogenic pulverizing system used in the production of organic ingredients for the health food industry.
Bruno Decaudin MBA, Director Software Development
Bruno holds an MBA from the EDHEC Graduate Business School in Lille, France. Bruno has over 35 years of experience in Software Development and IT. He has worked for fortune 500 corporations in France, Germany and the United States. In his previous position he worked for a major publishing company in New York City as their CTO. Bruno also has over 25 years experience as a software developer working for utility and financial companies. He will assist Emacx in the further development of its Demand Side Management and Microgrid software platform, Aciex.
Jesal Patel MSPES, CEM, Service Engineer – EMS & Controls
Jesal holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from L.D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, India. He started as a Service Engineer with Emacx Systems in February 2016 after graduating with a Masters in Power & Energy Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology in December 2015. As a Service Engineer, Jesal is responsible to provide our customers with a high level of expertise to properly operate the Emacx platform.
Michael E. Zebrowski, Managing Director, Business Development
Michael joins us with over 40 years of experience in a variety of banking disciplines including Asset Management, Secured Lending, Securitization and Portfolio Management. He brings a unique perspective to the energy management discipline, one that identifies both the practical, as well as the economic value in utilizing demand control technology.
Chris Sarango, Junior Project Engineer – EMS & Controls
Chris recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Chris joined Emacx as an intern in the summer of 2019 which lead to full-time employment in January 2020. While at NJIT, his controls project was among the top 3 for the Helen and John C. Hartman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Senior Design Showcase.
Lisa M. Benfante, Office Manager
Lisa has over 30 years experience assisting executive teams. Lisa enhances our effectiveness by providing support to the team, responding to clients, and managing all aspects of the office.