Robert Welch

President

Energy Crafters

Robert is a market leader and entrepreneur developing new programs, business models, and technologies for innovative communities. He creates infrastructure solutions for cities, developers and alliance partners. His efforts focus on developing collaborative innovation teams to address strategy, mobility, sustainability, livability, resiliency, and intelligent infrastructure. Robert previously has held executive positions with Schneider Electric, IBM, and Siemens. He’s also founded three successful high tech startups, including one that was sold to HP for $360M. His program portfolio spans the US, and three other continents. These include critical power systems, microgrids, distributed renewable energy, EV charging systems, and IoT. Robert’s educational credentials include BS Degrees in Physics and Psychology from Vanderbilt.  His MBA studies were at the University of Tennessee.   Robert is Certified Energy Manager