On-Ramp Wireless, developer of wireless solutions for energy automation and M2M communications, announced that Glenn English, former CEO of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and a former ten-term congressman, has joined its strategic advisory board.
English is currently chairman of the board of advisors for Heartland Energy Partners, a professional services firm that helps clients effectively develop and manage programs and assets in the fields of energy and environment, information technology, infrastructure protection and healthcare.
English became the fourth CEO of NRECA in 1994 and led the organization for nearly two decades prior to his retirement in March 2013. Under his leadership utility cooperatives became a powerful presence on Capitol Hill and spearheaded the organizations efforts to serve its 42 million cooperative members by providing reliable and affordable energy. He also sat on the Agricultural Energy Work Group’s “25 by 25” Steering Committee, a group dedicated to increasing renewable energy resources that use agriculture and forestry products by 2025.
Prior to joining NRECA, English served 10 terms in the U.S. Congress representing Oklahoma’s 6th district.
On-Ramp’s solution provides electric utility companies a wide area wireless network for running multiple smart grid applications such as AMI, demand response and grid automation, delivering a faster ROI and lower total cost of ownership.