[New York, NY – January 29, 2016] Energy Vision, a national non-profit which researches and promotes technologies and strategies for a sustainable, low-carbon energy and transportation future, has a new leader. As of January 2016, Matthew P. Tomich is the organization’s president.
Tomich succeeds Joanna D. Underwood, who founded Energy Vision in 2006 and led it through its first decade. She continues to play a full-time leadership role as chair of Energy Vision’s board. “This is an exciting transition,” she said. “Matt has worked so capably to expand our research and outreach agenda. By stepping up as the leader of the organization, he’ll bring fresh energy and strength to our efforts at a time when advancing the global clean fuels agenda is more important than ever.”
“I’m proud to be able to continue building on Energy Vision’s remarkable first decade,” said Tomich. “In our second decade, we’ll expand EV’s leadership role and deepen our impact as we help shape the sustainable energy and transportation future.”
In 2015, the energy industry news site Breaking Energy named Tomich one of New York’s Top Ten Energy Entrepreneurs. He has worked with Energy Vision since January 2012, first as Research and Operations Associate, and for the past two years as Vice President. At EV he conducted original research on the vast production potential for renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic wastes, which has been published in numerous articles and reports.
In 2013, he launched a series of workshops in partnership with US Department of Energy “Clean Cities” affiliates that introduced RNG across the country and has since built a network of industry and government leaders working to implement clean energy solutions. He has presented Energy Vision’s work as a speaker at energy and sustainability conferences across the US and Canada, and in China.
Prior to joining Energy Vision, Tomich worked with a pioneering green chemistry startup based in Kansas City. A California native who grew up in Kansas, he holds a B.A. in Geology from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from Kansas State University.