Blu® Homes Adds Two Vice Presidents to Growing Executive Team
Citing rapid growth, Blu Homes announces Albert Yan as Vice President of
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and John Pilkin as Vice President of
SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, Mass., April 23, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Blu® Homes,
Inc. ("Blu"), the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes,
announced today that Albert Yan has been named vice president of advanced
manufacturing engineering and John Pilkin has been named vice president of
project delivery, with Pilkin working from Blu's San Francisco office and Yan
working from the Blu factory on Mare Island in Vallejo, California.
With over 30 years of experience in both startups and large organizations,
Albert Yan brings a depth of engineering experience to Blu Homes, where he
leads engineering, certification and compliance and rapid response to
technical issues in manufacturing. Yan is responsible for bridging the gap
between Blu's advanced concepts in R&D and factory-capability and integrating
new engineering solutions into factory processes.
Most recently, Yan served as the director of advanced manufacturing at Blu
Homes. Previously, Yan worked as director of hardware systems at Virident
Systems, where he led a development team. Yan has served in other senior roles
in engineering, system management and manufacturing management at nVidia,
PCENT, Nortel Networks, Alteon Websystems, Sun Microsystems and Apple
John Pilkin joined Blu Homes in February 2013 as senior director of project
delivery at Blu Homes. In his new role as the company's vice president of
project delivery, Pilkin is responsible for managing Blu's nationwide team of
project managers and estimators and all site-related activities and logistics.
Pilkin and his team focus on delivering a great customer experience by
providing clear expectations, tight processes and schedules and streamlined
From 2003 to 2013, Pilkin held numerous leadership roles at Nuance/Viecore, a
leading global provider of speech and imaging solutions. Prior to Nuance, John
was a senior architect at Voice Integrators, where he designed custom web and
voice applications in verticals including healthcare, insurance, telco,
banking and utilities.
"As Blu continues its trajectory of rapid growth—with over 300% year-over-year
bookings growth in 2012—building a solid executive team in our core business
divisions is critical. Albert and John bring exceptional skills and leadership
to Blu, especially as we continue to build a world-class manufacturing
facility and customer service-driven organization," said Blu Homes Founder and
PresidentBill Haney. "Getting them both on board is a grand slam for Blu."
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and Twitter (@BluHomes).
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built
prefab homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000-square-foot
state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu's inspired
and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado
Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu's proprietary steel framing and building
technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship
efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes
are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are
much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is
also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg,
California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.
SOURCE Blu Homes, Inc.
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