Ron Dizy Joins Spark Power’s Advisory Board
Andrew Clark and Jason Sparaga, Co-CEO’s of Spark Power Corp (“Spark Power” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce that Canadian energy industry professional, Ron Dizy has joined the Spark Power Advisory Board.
Dizy is the Managing Director of the Advanced Energy Centre at the MaRS Discovery District. Under his leadership, the Centre is helping the energy system adopt innovation more quickly and capture new opportunities afforded by new technologies.
He was previously the President and CEO of ENBALA Power Networks. Based on his well-respected perspective on the smart grid, he was recruited to the executive committee of the board for the Ontario Energy Association and the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid. He was also elected chair of the Corporate Partners Committee of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum.
Ron’s entire career has been focused on bringing new technologies to evolving markets, including spending nearly ten years as a venture capitalist (both as a direct investor and as a pension fund manager), co-founding a company specializing in artificial intelligence and gathering experience in major consulting firms.
“We are delighted that Ron Dizy has joined the Advisory Board,” said Clark. “He has built, funded and sold a number of companies in the power and energy sector in the past few years so his experience and counsel around growth will be invaluable to our management team.”
“But his reputation as an innovator and disruptor make him culturally-aligned with Spark Power, in particular as it relates to our Community-based Virtual Net Metering initiative. We’re excited to learn from his experience and benefit from his counsel,” he continued.
Ron joins a highly-accomplished group of professionals on the Advisory Board who include: The Honorable Howard I. Wetston, Q.C., Larry D. Taylor, Daniel Peloquin, Kurt A. Strobele, Gord Reynolds and Peter F. Clark. Full bios of all Advisory Board Members are available here.
Spark Power Corp is an emerging leader in the Canadian Power and Utility Sector. The Company is disrupting and changing the way electricity is distributed in a manner that best aligns the interests of Consumers, Municipally-owned Utilities, and all levels of Government. The core to Spark’s market approach is the application of innovative and proprietary, Community-Centric business models in partnership with local electricity distribution companies.
“Spark Power has identified a major market opportunity, have a great team and culture, and are executing on a solid plan of attack,” said Dizy. “I am excited about working with Management and my fellow Advisory Board members to help them make the most of it,” he continued.
The Advisory Board guides the Company and Senior Management on strategic initiatives, operational imperatives, and provides access to its valued network.