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Our Aim

To create refrigerants that increase operational efficiencies in your existing HVAC-R equipment, and decrease electricity consumption as well as your carbon footprint.

 

Refrigerants Matter

Reducing Energy Consumption

Protecting Your Investment

Extensive Research

Do Right All Around

Customers

 

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Client Testimonials


Operating Team

The Company’s Operating Team is comprised of an experienced group of senior executives with complimentary skill sets and diverse experiences that are synergistic with the Bluon business plan.

  • Peter Capuciati

    Executive Chairman of the Board 

    Peter Capuciati, Executive Chairman of the Board: As Bluon’s Executive Chairman, Peter is first and foremost responsible for the strategic vision and direction of Bluon and the resulting business plan. Peter is a unique executive that many consider ‘bi-lingual’ due to his extensive scientific background coupled with his extensive business and finance background. He is a trained nuclear physicist and researcher from Columbia University who made a radical change in profession to become one of the top commercial real estate and deal architects in the industry, giving him a profound understanding of HVAC systems and their importance to the commercial real estate world. Peter founded Savills Studley’s Corporate Services Group, a highly specialized, multi-disciplined team created that handled the most complex, end-user driven development projects – completing over $27 billion in transactions over a 12-year period. Subsequently, Peter co-founded Novus Via LP, a unique venture capital fund that leveraged new empirically-based research focused on improving existing infrastructure with new innovative technological solutions. Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC purchased the portfolio companies of Novus Via in 2016. As part of the transaction and subsequent spinout of the assets, Peter became CEO of the spinout entity known as Bionatus, LLC. Bionatus is now Bluon Energy’s “lead capital partner” providing additional business development and government affairs support to the Bluon management team. Peter’s business and financial acumen, deal savvy and highly technical background enable him to offer substantial value including strategic and operational insight to the Bluon management team.
  • Douglas Reinke

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Douglas Reinke, President & Chief Executive Officer: Doug has more than 20 years of experience leading companies as a growth, revenue and profit leader. He is an accomplished business executive with an acumen for operational excellence, sales, marketing and operations, building high performing teams, and growing revenue and market share. He served as the President & CEO of Vicon Motion Systems, a global technology company, where he grew revenue, EBIDTA and gross margin through new product development and introductions, expanded markets and optimized sales processes. Prior to serving as President & CEO, he was President of the Americas and Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In addition, Doug served in the service industry for over 10 years with Enterprise Rental Car. Leading them in revenue, fleet growth and the opening and operation of offices throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Doug has also launched successful start-ups, the most recent being Advinno, an energy and fuel cost reduction company that oversaw energy audits as well as the deployment of many energy saving initiatives in the manufacturing sector. Doug brings to Bluon the right combination of expertise in building market-driven organizations, leading thriving companies and entrepreneurship.
  • Michael Mabry

    Director of Systems & Technology

    Michael Mabry, Director of Systems & Technology: Mike has more than 35 years of experience in the HVAC Industry. He has been involved in leading edge technology beginning with Variable Speed Drives being applied to Fans and Cooling Towers for energy savings and better building control. While at EMCOR, a service based company, he pioneered the use of the Turbocor Magnetic Bearing Compressors on existing Chillers and Built up systems. In his time at Multistack, a Chiller Manufacture, he was part of the team that developed the FlexSys Control System and Flooded Chillers where reliability and energy savings were a key concern. His focus is on bringing his system and efficiency expertise to Bluon’s technology and clients.
  • Jed Kennedy

    Director of Technical Services

    Jed Kennedy, Director of Technical Services: Jed manages Bluon’s team of highly skilled technicians and is responsible for ensuring the utmost level of customer satisfaction for both Bluon’s contractor partners and end users. Jed has a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a background in manufacturing in a variety of industries that developed a thorough understanding of technical documentation and training, process improvement, and customer support. Jed is also a U.S. Army veteran with a unique skill set focused towards developing a team culture between Bluon and its contractor partners working together to provide the highest quality product and service to their customers.
  • Dan Alper

    Of Counsel & Secretary

    Dan Alper, General Counsel & Secretary: Dan Alper is an executive leader with diverse experiences in multiple industries including retail energy services, financial services, advertising, media and real estate. Dan was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Major Energy Services and its affiliates where he created new product offerings, new marketing relationships and enhanced the business model of the company. As a result of Dan’s efforts, Major Energy was able to sell itself for $30M more than all other previous offers for the company. Dan led all negotiations, consummating in the sale of Major Energy to Spark Energy, Inc. and he illustrated that clear direction and people empowerment can produce extraordinary results. He had previously advised clients in connection with private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, real estate and corporate transactions. He honed his legal and business acumen as Of Counsel to the national law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP where he focused on complex real estate, financial assurance and financing transactions.

Board of Directors

The Company’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven (7) members, whose backgrounds in HVAC, business development, construction, engineering, architecture, finance and real estate provides the Company’s Operating Team with great wisdom, insight and support. The Company’s Board of Directors is highly involved in all major decisions and meets regularly with the Operating Team.

  • Kelly Givens

    Executive Managing Director, Corporate Services Group, Savills Studley

    Kelly Givens, Executive Managing Director, Corporate Services Group, Savills Studley: Kelly brings more than 30 years of experience as project architect, construction manager, asset manager, contractor and developer. Kelly has designed built and managed a broad base of facilities including corporate headquarters, telecom and broadcasting facilities, data centers and R&D facilities. Over the past 10 years, he has been directly involved in the design and procurement of more than $5 billion of construction and development services. Kelly has been the lead professional and cost engineer on some of the largest and most complex commercial real estate transitions in the country. His experience has given him a unique technical insight into the importance of HVAC systems and their impact on LEED, overall building efficiency and occupier comfort. Kelly is arguably the most experienced real estate professional in the country when it comes to Build-to-Suit construction projects on behalf of their occupants.
  • David Gordon

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Services Group, Savills Studley

    David Gordon, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services Group, Savills Studley: A career real estate professional, David has worked in the world of commercial leasing for over 30 years. David leads a team of professionals, whose sole business practice is focused on analyzing office buildings and data centers from the occupier’s / end-user’s perspective. As a result, David has developed deep connections in the commercial landlord and developer community. He has completed office leasing transactions with a multitude of landlords including; The Irvine Company, Lincoln Properties, Equity Office Properties, Douglas Emmett, LBA, Metropolitan Life, Brookfield Properties, Shorenstein, Griffin Capital among many others. In his extensive data center practice, David has negotiated with all the major wholesale providers including; Digital Realty Trust, Cyrus One, Dupont Fabros, Coresite, QTS and T5. David provides unparalleled access to the decision makers who control a majority of the commercial office and data center buildings in North America.
  • Peter Capuciati

    Executive Chairman of the Board 

    Peter Capuciati, Executive Chairman of the Board: As Bluon’s Executive Chairman, Peter is first and foremost responsible for the strategic vision and direction of Bluon and the resulting business plan. Peter is a unique executive that many consider ‘bi-lingual’ due to his extensive scientific background coupled with his extensive business and finance background. He is a trained nuclear physicist and researcher from Columbia University who made a radical change in profession to become one of the top commercial real estate and deal architects in the industry, giving him a profound understanding of HVAC systems and their importance to the commercial real estate world. Peter founded Savills Studley’s Corporate Services Group, a highly specialized, multi-disciplined team created that handled the most complex, end-user driven development projects – completing over $27 billion in transactions over a 12-year period. Subsequently, Peter co-founded Novus Via LP, a unique venture capital fund that leveraged new empirically-based research focused on improving existing infrastructure with new innovative technological solutions. Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC purchased the portfolio companies of Novus Via in 2016. As part of the transaction and subsequent spinout of the assets, Peter became CEO of the spinout entity known as Bionatus, LLC. Bionatus is now Bluon Energy’s “lead capital partner” providing additional business development and government affairs support to the Bluon management team. Peter’s business and financial acumen, deal savvy and highly technical background enable him to offer substantial value including strategic and operational insight to the Bluon management team.
  • Douglas Reinke

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Douglas Reinke, President & Chief Executive Officer: Doug has more than 20 years of experience leading companies as a growth, revenue and profit leader. He is an accomplished business executive with an acumen for operational excellence, sales, marketing and operations, building high performing teams, and growing revenue and market share. He served as the President & CEO of Vicon Motion Systems, a global technology company, where he grew revenue, EBIDTA and gross margin through new product development and introductions, expanded markets and optimized sales processes. Prior to serving as President & CEO, he was President of the Americas and Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In addition, Doug served in the service industry for over 10 years with Enterprise Rental Car. Leading them in revenue, fleet growth and the opening and operation of offices throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Doug has also launched successful start-ups, the most recent being Advinno, an energy and fuel cost reduction company that oversaw energy audits as well as the deployment of many energy saving initiatives in the manufacturing sector. Doug brings to Bluon the right combination of expertise in building market-driven organizations, leading thriving companies and entrepreneurship.
  • Greg Ellis

    Principal, Control Air Conditioning Corp.

    Greg Ellis, Principal - Executive Vice President, Control Air Conditioning Corp.: Greg has been innovating and leading Control Air for the past 25 years, a family owned company and one of the largest HVAC mechanical contracting companies in California. Greg’s vision and passion have led Control Air to constantly test the latest technologies, refrigerants and control systems to ensure their clients have access to the latest initiatives and customized mechanical solutions. Over the past three decades, Control Air has established an impressive clientele of recognized companies and projects throughout California. Projects include hospitals, labs and clean rooms, professional sporting venues, educational and government facilities, retail, restaurant and high-rise buildings.
  • Dan Alper

    Of Counsel & Secretary

    Dan Alper, General Counsel & Secretary: Dan Alper is an executive leader with diverse experiences in multiple industries including retail energy services, financial services, advertising, media and real estate. Dan was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Major Energy Services and its affiliates where he created new product offerings, new marketing relationships and enhanced the business model of the company. As a result of Dan’s efforts, Major Energy was able to sell itself for $30M more than all other previous offers for the company. Dan led all negotiations, consummating in the sale of Major Energy to Spark Energy, Inc. and he illustrated that clear direction and people empowerment can produce extraordinary results. He had previously advised clients in connection with private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, real estate and corporate transactions. He honed his legal and business acumen as Of Counsel to the national law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP where he focused on complex real estate, financial assurance and financing transactions.
  • Matt Case

    VP of Business Development, Bionatus LLC

    Matt Case, VP of Business Development, Bionatus LLC: Matt is that truly unique individual who is both a natural leader and business development guru while also being a trained Chemical Engineer who is extremely technically savvy. This unique combination allows him to bridge the gap between the engineering world of innovation and the practical world of application to play an important role in corporate business development for the Bionatus entities. Bionatus as a whole seeks simplicity from complexity in the most challenging of industries with focus being on emerging energy technologies that can rapidly effectuate change in existing infrastructure. Matt brings his unique background of business development experience and technical expertise having worked in both commercial HVAC sales as well as a sustainability analyst for large corporate clients. Matt provides Bluon with ongoing support in building out the sales and account management teams, while also providing direct business development support from his ever growing network.

Technical Advisors

With years of experience serving clients’ needs, our technical advisors provide valuable, real-world insights. 

  • Michael Nelson

    Principal of Nelson Consulting and CEO of cenEnergy

    Michael Nelson, Refrigeration Consultant: Mike is a leading expert in the cold storage and refrigeration industry. He began his career as a service technician and sales engineer and has honed his skills and expertise over 30 years. Today, he advises companies on refrigeration innovations that improve performance and increase energy efficiency. Mike has worked on hundreds of cold storage projects both domestically and globally. One notable program resulted in a $500,000 rebate for improving energy efficiency. Mike is the owner/principal of Nelson Consulting and CEO of CenEnergy, where he works with clients on refrigeration design builds and retrofit applications, including equipment strategies, installation and energy efficient measures. Recently, Mike has been focused on HVAC-R equipment and refrigerant innovations, working with the Bluon Technical Team and clients to increase efficiency.
  • Bryan Johnson

    Superintendent of the Service Department, Control Air Conditioning

    Bryan Johnson, HVAC Consultant: Bryan’s career spans more than 35 years in the HVAC industry. He is an expert in air conditioning equipment installations and service at large and small commercial buildings, in industrial refrigeration and air conditioning, process refrigeration, Federal and State facilities, entertainment facilities and clean rooms. Today, Bryan leads field supervision, technical support, education and customer relations for CACC’s Service Department. He holds numerous HVAC equipment certifications and is a certified instructor. Bryan works closely with Bluon’s Technical Team and customers to ensure optimal results on field testing, validations and analysis of Bluon TdX refrigerant.
  • “We have found Bluon TdX 20 to be the responsible alternative to R-22. Not only does it allow our building owners to comply with environmental mandates and save energy, it is easy and inexpensive to do so.”

    Ben Gates, Development and Sustainability Director, Redside Partners
  • “Bluon TdX 20 allows building owners to comply with environmental mandates, save energy, save money and prolong equipment life.”

    Renee Loveland, Sustainability Manager, Gerding Edlen
  • “With large Capex availability within our portfolios continuing to be tough, we found Bluon TdX 20 to be the best answer to prolonging our equipment, while providing strong energy savings as compared to R-22.”

    Jeff Arlotti - Vice President Commercial Properties, CORE Realty Holdings Management, Inc.
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