Benjamin Piilani, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer
Ben 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 the first commercially released, "Flat-Rate" telecom service in the United States market.
In 1998, Ben
first Internet based company "Internet Business Advertisement Directory
was the original online geographic based search engine for advertising businesses before AOL
, and Google
In 2001 Ben formed 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.
was able to establish many industry relationships that are still considered part of Unified Technologies Group's core background today.
In 2003, Ben 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 many diversified vested interests 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.
was also recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction while attending the President's Dinner with George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney along with several members of Congress, including Congressman Tom Cole, John Boehner, and Senator Orrin Hatch.
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 Unified Technologies Group's 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 Unified Technologies Group's
Ben's experience includes being an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of innovative technologies.
well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Unified Technologies Group's
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 ( http://www.mauiculture.net/mookuauhau/index.html).
Ben'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.
Reuben Piilani was Co-Founder of I-Net Solutions, Inc. with Mr. Benjamin Piilani in 2001 and served as Vice President until it was acquired by Unified Technologies Group, Inc. in 2003.
Mr. Piilani served as Vice President of Unified Technologies Group, Inc. until the end of the fiscal year 2005, when he was promoted to President.
Mr. Piilani was also Co-Founder of Unified Technologies Group, Inc.
also Co-Chairs on the National Energy Marketers
Association's, in Washington D.C., Executive Committee.