Peter Gross is a technology and energy internationally recognized expert whose career spans over three decades. He is presently the Managing Partner of PMG Associates a consulting and advisory firm. In addition, he sits on several boards of directors and boards of advisors for public, private and not-for-profit companies.
Until end of August 2019, he led the Mission Critical Systems group at Bloom Energy, the premier manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells.
Prior to joining Bloom, he was the Managing Partner for HP’s Carbon, Power and Critical Facilities Services where he was responsible for strategic technology planning and business development. He was the co-founder and CEO of EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc., the preeminent consulting and engineering firm dedicated to the design and operations of data centers. In this position, he has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of EYP MCF’s business since its founding in 1997, leading to its acquisition by HP in 2008.
Peter is recognized as a thought leader in the mission-critical information, communication and infrastructure design realm, has published numerous technical papers in the field and is a frequent speaker at international events. His focus centers on mission-critical facilities, high-reliability design, power quality, energy and sustainability. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the engineering and design of power systems as applied to data centers, trading floors, command and control centers, and telecommunication and broadcasting facilities.
Peter has been at the forefront of many innovative concepts that have contributed to the data center industry evolution. He was co-awarded patents for the modular, prefabricated FlexDC product, for Direct Current power distribution topologies in data centers and for fuel cells data center architectures.
Peter is the recipient of 2010 Data Center Dynamics “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award. He also received the 2020 award for Outstanding Contribution to the Digital Infrastructure Community and was inducted in the Infrastructure Masons Hall of Fame. He was quoted in many publications, including The New York Times, Businessweek and Computerworld.
A Senior IEEE Member and a Registered Professional Engineer, Peter was one of the contributors to IEEE Standard 3006.7-2013, “Recommended Practice for determining the reliability of 7×24 Power Systems in industrial and commercial facilities”.
He is a Bain External Advisor, a member of the Advisory Board of UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and of Southern Methodist University’s Data Center System Engineering Board of Advisors. He is also an Advisory Council Partner and a Master of Infrastructure Masons, the Chairman of the Board of SmartNations Foundation and a member of the DCIRN Board of Directors.
He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from California State University.