Bruenning joins Aclara Technologies as CFO

Kurt Bruenning has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as CFO, senior VP of finance, accounting, information technology and legal functions. Bruenning most recently was VP of Finance and Treasury at Foresight Energy LP. St. Louis-based Aclara, a provider of smart infrastructure technologies and software solutions to the utility industry, is a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.

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ST. LOUIS, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kurt Bruenning has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as the chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance, accounting, information technology and legal functions. Aclara is a leading provider of smart infrastructure technologies and software solutions to the utility industry, with headquarters in St. Louis and engineering facilities in Solon, Ohio.
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Bruenning has an extensive leadership background with more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, capital markets, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, public reporting, financial planning and analysis, operations finance, and private equity transactions.
Most recently, he was vice president of finance and treasury, responsible for all aspects of corporate finance at Foresight Energy LP. Previously, Bruenning was vice president and treasurer at MEMC Electronic Materials, where he led global finance, treasury, credit, and global capital planning and analysis.
“Kurt brings a wealth of expertise leading and managing financial functions in large and growing businesses,” said Allan Connolly, president and chief executive officer at Aclara. “His knowledge and experience will provide financial and strategic leadership to expand our customer base and develop smart infrastructure solutions that add intelligence to areas of utility distribution networks that are now dark.”
Bruenning holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
About Aclara
Aclara Technologies LLC is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Aclara Technologies LLC is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. Visit us at www.Aclara.com and follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions.