Globally recognized Smart Grid authority Ross Malme joins Skipping Stone

Source: Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone announced today that Ross Malme will join the firm as a Partner and member of the Board of Directors as an equity owner effective May 1st. He will be based out of Skipping Stone’s Atlanta office.

A globally recognized authority on Demand Response, Smart Grid and Energy Technology, Mr. Malme will lead business and corporate development for these fast growing areas.

“As an accomplished innovator and entrepreneur as well as an award-winning inventor and good friend, Ross adds so many dimensions to Skipping Stone,” said Peter Weigand, Chairman & CEO. “To say I am thrilled Ross is joining us would be an understatement,” added Weigand.

Mr. Malme has over 25 years of leadership experience in the energy and technology industries, including executive-level roles with Schneider Electric’s Demand Response Resource Center, Enron Energy Services, Schlumberger and Chevron. Ross was also the founder and CEO of RETX, a leading Demand Response Technology firm, which has since been acquired by Schneider Electric. He has served as Chairman of Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) and has formed a global demand response initiative in conjunction with the International Energy Agency (IEA),

“At this stage in my career I wanted to return to my entrepreneurial roots as I see so many opportunities in my areas of expertise that I want to pursue. Skipping Stone provides a unique opportunity to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share the same vision and have built an impressive roster of industry veterans to help turn ideas into reality.” said Ross Malme. “I really enjoyed my time at Schneider Electric, and I believe they are on the right path, I hope to continue contributing to Schneider’s success as a trusted advisor.”

Mr. Malme has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.B.A. in Industrial Marketing & Finance.

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