Ron Hofmann
Senior Advisor,
Enabling Technologies
(510) 547.0375
Ron Hofmann is a Senior Advisor at CIEE. He played a leading role in establishing the PIER Program's Demand Response Enabling Technologies program at CIEE and he continues to work with the PIER Program on research related to demand response. Mr. Hofmann has extensive experience in developing new businesses and markets in the energy sector from the ground up. Currently, he sits on two Boards and is an advisor to several emerging energy-related technology companies.

Over the past 40 years, Mr. Hofmann has started several successful enterprises. He was a co-founder in 1983 (and the original CEO for 12 years) of EnergyLine Systems, Inc. EnergyLine, now a division of S&C Electric, is a provider of communicating automation solutions for applications on both sides of the power revenue meter.

Mr. Hofmann has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of California in Berkeley and did post-graduate studies in thermo sciences at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. For many years, he was an active (and charter) participant in the CEO Forum sponsored by the Santa Clara University Business School. In his career, he held technical, marketing, sales, and management positions in large and small companies.