Events & Media: Jordan Ramer

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Presents

AN ECO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP
COMMUNITY COLLOQUIUM

Jordan Ramer
CEO
EV Connect

Monday, May 9
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

"Electric Vehicle Infrastructure :
a Key Challenge to Electric Vehicle Adoption"

Hosted by Emily Chan

 

Abstract
More than a century after electric vehicles were first introduced to consumers, electricity is finally a viable alternative to fossil fuels. A perfect combination of concerns over dependence on foreign energy sources, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and proven adverse health impacts of transportation emissions has driven us once again toward electric vehicles. Historically, electric vehicles were impeded by lackluster energy-storage technologies, high sticker prices, and low gas costs; toda, the last remaining hurdle is the infrastructure required to support them. Although a solid foundation exists through a pervasive electrical grid, the deployment of site-specific upgrades and innovation around the charging experience are required for widespread electric vehicle adoption to take hold. Mr. Ramer’s talk will explore this final hurdle – electric vehicle infrastructure.

Biography
As CEO, Jordan Ramer is driving EV Connect forward as a leading Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Solution Provider supporting vehicle OEMs, vehicle dealers, fleets, businesses, and municipalities with turnkey solutions. An accomplished technology executive and entrepreneur, Mr. Ramer has provided leadership to growth companies in clean-technology sectors for more than ten years. Before joining EV Connect, Mr. Ramer led corporate development for NanoH2O, a venture-backed developer of energy-efficient water-purification technology. Previously, he held executive positions in business development, product management and marketing at AeroVironment, an electric-vehicle infrastructure developer, where he spent seven years elevating the company into an industry leader, spearheading the company’s international expansion and launching its fleet-management software solution. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ramer held roles in business development, finance, and strategy for several venture-backed technology start-ups, as well as Arthur Andersen. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA's Anderson School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College.

NOTE: Community colloquia are generally talks of broad interest geared toward a diverse, sophisticated audience. Their purpose is not only to enhance knowledge and understanding, but also to bring people together and promote interaction that will strengthen the community.

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