Energy Focus appoints Ronald Richard to advisory board

In-Q-Tel's ex-managing director and chief operating officer joins lighting company Energy Focus' advisory board.

Energy Focus, a US-based designer and developer of energy efficient lighting, has appointed Ronald Richard, formerly of In-Q-Tel, to its advisory board.

Richard, who is currently the president and chief executive of charitable organisation Cleveland Foundation, will take on his role on Energy Focus' advisory board alongside his current position. Cleveland Foundation supports the citizens of US state Cleveland.

Before his position at the foundation, Richard was the managing director and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the US intelligence agencies.

James Tu, executive chairman and chief executive of Energy Focus, said: “[Ronald Richard] is a highly respected, inspiring and accomplished community leader and we are extremely delighted and honoured to have him join our advisory board as we expand into federal, state and local governments, as well as key international markets.”

Richard said: “I deeply respect the management, products and mission of this important sustainability-focused company. I believe it has great potential for growth and will make a superb contribution to the local economy and the national effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions.”

– Photo courtesy of Cleveland Foundation

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