Ryan Pletka

Associate Vice President, Growth and Innovation, Black & Veatch

Ryan Pletka is a founding member of Black & Veatch’s Growth Accelerator team, whose mission is to drive rapid, sustainable growth for the company. Responsibilities include identification of new trends, evaluation of emerging technologies, development of new business models, and establishing partnerships with internal and external entrepreneurs. Focus areas include energy, artificial intelligence, distributed infrastructure, remote sensing, and climate change.

Prior to his current role, Ryan worked in renewable, distributed, and advanced energy technologies for nearly 20 years.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

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