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Spotlight: Adam Beson, Director of Retail Sales

By Kristen Johnson on Sep 24, 2017 3:56:05 PM


Adam Beson, Director of Retail Sales, has been focused on business development, sales and marketing for 11 years now. His prior role at Nextlight provided him with an in depth understanding of lighting, making Adam a great addition to the 75F team, especially as we launched Advanced Lighting that syncs up into the same Facilisight platform as the HVAC controls. Driven to save energy for customers, Adam discusses how 75F is experiencing tremendous growth in the commercial buildings market.

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75F Ties for First Place at GreenBiz VERGE Accelerate 

By Kristen Johnson on Sep 22, 2017 6:02:15 AM

September 20th was an exciting day, as our CEO and Founder, Deepinder Singh, took the stage at the VERGE 2017 to pitch 75F to nearly 2,000 attendees in Silicon Valley, plus a global live-streaming audience. Wednesday afternoon's VERGE Accelerate program consisted of seven entrepreneurs, each given just two and a half minutes to promote their company's story before an audience of technology and sustainability thought leaders. After a quick discussion including feedback from a panel of judges, the crowd-sourced voting took place. It was a white knuckle event as Lilac Solutions and 75F battled for the win. 

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75F Announced a 2017 Verge Accelerate Finalist: Where Technology Meets Sustainability

By Kristen Johnson on Aug 8, 2017 2:47:33 PM

We’re proud to announce that the GreenBiz Group's Verge Accelerate Showcase results are in, and we are one of 14 finalists selected to pitch at the VERGE 17 conference this September. Thank you to all who showed your support by voting for 75F in the Infrastructure and Built Environment category!

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75F Customer is First to Voluntarily Microchip Employees in the U.S.

By Kristen Johnson on Aug 3, 2017 11:06:03 AM

One of our customers, Todd Westby, CEO and President of TurnKey Corrections and Three Square Market, is making news across the country for the controversial microchip offering that’s newly available to employees. He is passionate about technology and always searching for the latest and greatest. Developer of software used in vending machines, Three Square Market, is not shy about the attention this is gaining the company. A whopping 50 employees (over half) opted in voluntarily to be chipped this week.

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Spotlight: Ben Wallace, VP of Marketing

By Kristen Johnson on Jul 25, 2017 11:55:51 AM

Ben Wallace, 75F’s new VP of Marketing, is passionate about technology, marketing, music, golfing, biking and skiing. He thrives on discovering new bands and attending live music events where he catches at least 2-3 concerts a month, preferably in intimate venues like 7th Street Entry, Aster Cafe and the Amsterdam Hall. His easy-going, casual personality combined with his unending brand advocacy make him a force to be reckoned with. 

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Interview with Jay Schrankler: 75F Investor & Previous President of Environmental Controls at Honeywell

By Kristen Johnson on Jul 13, 2017 10:28:59 AM

Veteran Honeywell engineer, Jay Schrankler, who once ran Honeywell's heating and cooling controls business, was one of our first investors in 2014. Jay now runs the University of Minnesota technology commercialization office. Read more in the Star Tribune article, Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F.

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