Chief Executive Officer
Buffalo, New York, United States
Jon M. Williams is the CEO of Viridi Parente, a point-of-use energy technology company that is revolutionizing the way energy is stored and used — leading the way to a zero-carbon energy future. Jon’s commitment to using the power of business to address the interconnected systems of economic inequality, environmental degradation and climate change was inspired by his hometown, Niagara Falls, New York. The many abandoned factories there served as reminders of Western New York’s rich history as a thriving manufacturing center for the world, and of the devastation to lives and land caused by their abandonment. Most of all, these empty factory towns motivated Jon to help bring them back to life in a way that serves everyone who lives there.
Prior to founding Viridi, Jon owned and managed OSC Holdings, Inc. a group of companies in the US and Canada that focused on Environmental Remediation and re-development of former industrial sites. Jon is a thought leader in his sector and in his community. His company, Viridi Parente, is breathing new life into the East Buffalo community by utilizing a former GM auto factory to manufacture failsafe carbon-free batteries.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PDT