Our Vision & Passion
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.

Pierre Laborde, EMS Controls Engineer

Pierre began his career in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Pierre has over 8 years of experience in Building Management Systems (BMS) programming. His qualifications are very valuable in the continuous development and integration of the Aciex Real-Time Energy Management Software.

Len Pisano, Partner and Board Member of Aciex, LLC
Len holds a BE in Marine/Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and a Masters in Business Administration at Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University.  He has excelled in a number of C-Level positions in the Energy Technology and Smart Buildings space for over two decades.

He worked with the ELC’s board on restructuring the company, developing the strategic vision, and identifying key acquisitions. This restructuring and $20 Million of investment capital resulted in the formation of Lime Energy, now a Willdan Company.

Over the last 4 years Len has been providing consulting services in Energy Tech, Smart Facilities and Smart Energy Management for various end-users in the Commercial, Industrial, and Higher Education markets, as well as, supporting various companies that are integrating smart building technologies into their delivery model.

Kelsey Poinsatte-Jones, MPA, MSES, Senior Development Analyst
Kelsey serves as Senior Development Analyst at Aciex, LLC, where she initiates strategic partnerships, provides marketing support, and leads supplemental funding strategies. She previously served as Head of Growth at Kwant.ai, a real-time construction jobsite intelligence platform to increase productivity and safety. She served in consulting roles for occupational health, forensic history, and state-of-knowledge analysis on contaminated industrial, transportation, and manufacturing sites.

She holds Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU-SPEA) in environmental policy and management. She has previously published peer-reviewed publications under Assistant Professor, Dr. Shahzeen Attari and Research Physical Scientist, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Dr. Igor Linkov. She is accredited as a LEED Green Associate.

Lisa M. Benfante, Office Manager
Lisa has over 35 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.