GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Networks, the parent company of the popular WeatherBug® brand, promoted David (Dave) Oberholzer to the position of vice president of business and partner development for the company’s growing WeatherBug Home business unit.
In this expanded role, Oberholzer leads a team that will continue to drive partnership engagement and go-to-market strategies with device and platform technology providers to reach additional utilities and retail energy providers. Oberholzer joined the company in 2011 and previously held the position of director, energy products and business development.
The WeatherBug Home business unit delivers an innovative and powerful integration of big weather data, smart meter data, two-way connected thermostats, and connected home IoT sensors to drive home energy management, comfort and savings for consumers. WeatherBug Home automatically delivers energy efficiency and provides insights and alerts to consumers based on the weather, which drives 50 percent of home energy consumption.
WeatherBug Home recently made its mobile debut on the popular WeatherBug app for iOS and Android. The app now includes a Home Energy Meter, a feature that educates consumers about the close connection between weather and energy use. WeatherBug Home is partnering with companies such as Honeywell and Accelerated Innovations to bring its energy usage insight to consumers.
“We’re extremely pleased to be promoting Dave Oberholzer to vice president,” says Amena Ali, senior vice president and general manager, WeatherBug Home. “Dave has played an integral role in fostering partnerships and developing go-to-market strategies with top technology providers, device manufacturers and utilities to evolve WeatherBug Home from a research and development initiative into an innovative solution that leverages the rapid expansion of connected home devices, exclusive real-time local weather data from our WeatherBug Network, proprietary algorithms that understand and optimize how a home responds to the weather, and finally, deep and persistent consumer engagement with our WeatherBug app.”
About Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.