The Co-founder and Executive Vice President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, Ross Tyler, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee for an 18-month term. As a representative of offshore wind, Tyler will work to ensure offshore wind continues to grow and expand its services for electrical ratepayers, environmental safety and cost efficiencies.
“Ross Tyler is one of the top leading experts in offshore wind both in the U.S. and in Europe,” said Liz Burdock, Co-Founder and President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “He brings enormous knowledge of how offshore wind has improved its performance in Europe and is now, through the Network, providing key support to offshore wind companies operating in the U.S. today”.
Burdock added: “We thank Secretary Ross for placing him on the Committee. This Administration is a strong supporter of the offshore wind industry, and Ross will provide immense experience and insights into renewable energy.”
Tyler said he welcomes this role and is available to help the Administration and the industry support this country’s energy and environmental needs.
“The offshore wind industry is growing at a rapid pace,” he shared. “The Business Network has served the industry in a valuable role in the past and will continue to do so for both fixed and floating offshore wind. We are positioning offshore wind as a huge winner and important contributor to renewable energy generation, business growth and the creation of U.S. jobs. I am happy to be part of this.”
Tyler is a business management and market development expert with a focus on the alternative and renewable energy sectors. He has broad experience in emerging industries with high growth potential such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass and other marine renewables. His career has included management positions with both government and private organizations directing programs spanning U.S. and international relationships, building partnerships to capitalize on promising new commercial ventures.
Recently, he has been a leader in the establishment of business coalitions and public and private partnerships to support a growing offshore wind industry on the U.S. East Coast. He has also forged international relationships among industry leaders in this market sector. Combining technical and business educational credentials, Tyler earned a BS in chemistry from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and an MBA from the University of Kent, UK.