Benjamin K. Piilani (born June 04, 1980 in Centralia, Illinois) is the current Chairman of the board and Chief Executive of American Holding Company Unified Technologies Group, Inc.
Piilani started his career in 1996 in the Telecom Arena with Voice over Internet technologies (VoIP), while it was still yet in its infancy as a technology, with Unlimited Telecom.
Unlimited Telecom deployed a commercially viable, dial around VoIP system to compete in the "Long Distance" market.
Due to the complete lack of residential high speed Internet access, Unlimited Telecom used the consumers existing telephone carrier's network to allow customers to make long distance calls.
It was the first commercially released, " Flat-Rate" telecom service in the United States market.
In 1998, Piilani
first Internet based company "Internet Business Advertisement Directory
" ("I.B.A.D." www.ibad.com - now defunct).
In 2001 Piilani launched I-Net Solutions, Inc. ("I-NET"), a hardware, software, and networking company that operated under the trade names of "Piilani Computers" and "INS Communications.
catered to large commercial, health care, municipal, and educational projects for any IT related software, networking, ISP services, and equipment.
core product was the "Piilani Computer" line.
Manufacturing white box, ISO 9000 compliant computers for its clientele.
was able to establish many industry relationships that are still considered part of core background today.
In 2003, Piilani formed Unified Technologies Group, Inc.
now currently resides as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unified Technologies Group, Inc.
, which acquired I-Net Solutions, Inc.
in 2003, and is classified as a " Diversified Conglomerate," with a vested interest in many areas of Communications and Technology from VoIP and IPTV to Broadband over Power Lines, Mobile Applications, and content creation and distribution.
In addition, Unified Technologies Group
has vested interests in many other areas as well, including, but not limited to International Financial Services, Manufacturing, Alternative Energy Technologies, and Real Estate.
Unified Technologies Group
has operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
was elected as Illinois Businessman of the year in 2004, and currently resides as an Executive Committee Member for the National Energy Marketers Association
("NEMA") out of Washington D.C., and Co-Chairs NEMA's Advanced Technology and Policy Committee.
has testified, in Washington D.C., before many regulatory agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission
("FCC"), the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission
("FERC"), and the Department of Energy
("DOE") on behalf of regulatory issues involving different technologies, including technologies owned and operated by Unified Technologies Group
, to help set regulatory precedence for nascent technologies while adding or changing current policies relating to existing technologies.
also has existing relationships within the European Union and Asia
has developed relationships with many fortune 500 companies, both domestically and internationally such as Advance Micro Devices
("AMD"), Boeing, Agilent Technologies, and Rhode and Schwarz
In addition, his
relationships extend internationally with Electric Utilities, Mobile Carriers, Commercial and Residential Developers, International Finance, IT, Manufacturing, Film, Television, and Internet Content creation and distribution.
has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum.
Along with the rest of the team, Ben shares responsibility for day-to-day operations.
Ben's experience includes being an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of innovative technologies.
well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements needs as a young and rapidly growing technology company with a unique corporate culture.
has a royal lineage that can be traced back to before King Kamehameha, to King Pi'ilani of Maui.
Piilani's hobbies include storm chasing (severe weather analysis and monitoring), on a professional level, and developing new business relationships.
He holds certifications from the National Weather Service ("NWS"), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ("NOAA"), and the National Association of Storm Chasers and Spotters ("NASCS"), as well as belonging to a local Emergency Management Agency.
So, Mr. Piilani
... it would be nice to see a few supportive responses from you on these voiced concerns.
Is this real?
You guys adressing your messages to Mr. Piilani
are too funny.
I'm sure he
doesn't even know about this site of if he
does never comes here.
This site just gets contents from all part of the web to attract clueless surfers like you, just to have you click on their ads.
And, BTW, Mr. Piilani
is in a hospital after crashing his
car while DUI.
and the reason the two companies joined is because Ben
needed a company to MARKET his
new technology and Global Verge
wanted to market a cell phone!!
However, one interview article alone from Ben Piilani
association with Global Verge/Buzzirk Mobile really casts some serious doubts.
I hope I'm wrong.
is quoted as saying patent pending.
When we interviewed Zer01 CEO Ben Piilani on July 22nd and confronted him about our concerns, he promised to deliver a phone for us to test by the following