Blue Line Innovations Adds Industry Veterans to Management Team

Cleantech leader adds depth with experts in operations, customer service and technology
OTTAWA, Ontario - March 6, 2014 - PRLog -- Ottawa, ON–March 6, 2014 – Blue Line Innovations Inc., the leader in home energy monitoring solutions, today announced the expansion of its executive and management teams filling three positions, in its new Ottawa-based office. Blue  Line is powering up its team with the addition of Scott Newport to Director of Operations and the promotion of Gerry O’Brien to CTO, and  Michael Shea to Director of Customer Care.

“On behalf of the entire Blue Line team I would like to welcome Scott and congratulate both Gerry and Mike on their appointments,” said Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations, Inc. “We have been in this energy conservation space now for more than a decade and have seen tremendous progress.  The pace of change and the willingness for individuals, utilities, and governments to now embrace energy conservation as a legitimate and viable must-do is really encouraging.  As a company we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute our part and we feel very fortunate to have team members such as Scott, Gerry and Mike who are not only very good at what they do, but truly care about contributing to the global issue of climate change.”

Scott Newport – Director of Operations

Scott is an accomplished operations and supply chain executive bringing over 20 years of global operations experience across Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Services and Support, Quality Systems, Program Management and Technical Operations. Scott’s expertise in global operations and process innovation will support Blue Line’s growing North American customer base. Prior to joining Blue Line, Scott was in a Senior Management role at Blackberry where he was responsible for Outgoing Product Quality. Prior to Blackberry, Scott served in executive roles at Alcatel - Lucent, BTI Systems, Accelight Networks, and also served in a number of lead engineering positions at Nortel.

Gerry O’Brien – Chief Technology Officer

Since joining Blue Line in 2006 Gerry has guided the company's product and technology direction.  While the core sensing design principles have remained consistent over the company’s ten-year history, getting great quality energy data to the cloud has unleashed a new array of robust customer tools and has enabled powerful analytic engines.  Throughout his long and varied career he has focused on designing and creating innovative product solutions with companies such as NetManage/Simware (Director Technology Alliances) Choreo Systems (Director of Technical Services) and Calcamar Inc. (President & CTO).

Michael Shea – Director of Customer Care

Michael joined Blue Line in 2013 and has led the advancement of the company’s customer experience focus. Driven by strong customer insight, significant enhancements have been introduced to simplify the installation experience and to provide a tool kit of support to help customers better understand their energy use and to eliminate waste.

Prior to joining Blue Line Innovations Michael spent the past 12 years in the financial Industry. His experience extends from managing sales teams at MBNA Canada, managing customer service and collections strategies at Bank of America, to marketing and relationship management at Assurant Solutions.

About Blue Line Innovations

Blue Line Innovations is the leading provider of in-home monitoring solutions. Its flagship product, PowerCost Monitor™, consists of a line of wireless, portable, and real-time energy reporting devices for the home.  Blue Line Innovations has been active in the business of real time energy feedback for 10 years with over 325,000 PowerCost Monitors in the market since 2004.  Easy to install, the PowerCost Monitor communicates wirelessly with the electricity meter and now through a series of Bridges; to the internet, mobile devices and to home area networks.   Independent research has confirmed that homes using the PowerCost Monitor can save an average of 9-17 percent on their monthly electricity bill. The Power Cost Monitor is a free energy display that customers receive when signing up with Ontario’s saveONenergy, ( PLUS program (   For more information and to find a retailer in your area, visit

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Peter Porteous
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