RonRet. Col. Ron Steensland, MLS, USAWC

Ron’s mission is to work side-by-side with our clients to drive distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their energy consumption.

Ron brings to the table over 30 years of successful CEO leadership in a variety of settings. His experience has shown that saving energy is the greenest and usually the most profitable strategy. Becoming more energy efficient is the first step toward reaching sustainability goals. Energy efficiency projects can vary in terms of capital investment and complexity, but investing in a Power Application Correction System (PACS) which uses well-known power saving technology to increase the efficiency of an electrical system, is one way to achieve instant savings backed by a 12 month 8% savings guarantee.

Ron understands that energy-efficiency measures also help achieve sustainability goals that are expressed as a percentage of overall consumption. If total energy consumption is reduced, less renewable energy is needed to reach those targets. Thus, assessing current energy consumption and right-sizing potential is directly related to the type of energy-saving technology that best suits a company’s needs. In addition, putting a spotlight on ways to improve energy efficiency can reveal unexpected new ways to improve standard operations

Besides his extensive managerial background, Ron has also held unique senior leadership positions in the military, and led large organizations through strategic planning initiatives, culminating in an award-winning entry in the Army Performance Improvement Criteria (APIC) Award For Large Organizations. Specific activities included: primary customer research (interviews), competitive benchmarking, SWOT analysis, executive team facilitation, and strategic plan assembly/finalization. Following graduation from the U.S. Army War College, Ron held crucial senior leadership positions including Battalion Commander, Brigade Commander and Assistant Division Commander for a 5,000 person organization. After retiring as a Colonel of Armor, he now devotes his time to assisting other organizations attain world-class status.

“Key skills I learned during my years in the military included tight project management along with the capacity to quickly understand an organization’s operations and culture. But more than anything, I was taught to use an inductive way of thinking when looking at any topic. This approach helps me form an initial hypothesis and then let the data validate or disprove it. My military leadership qualities were formed in a progressive and sequential series of carefully planned training, educational, and experiential events—far more time-consuming and expensive than similar training in industry or government. Tie selflessness with the adaptive capacity, innovation, and flexibility demanded by dangerous contexts, and you can see the value of military leadership as a model for leaders in both the public and private sectors.”