Jon M. Williams
Jon M. Williams is the CEO of Viridi, 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. 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’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. “The first half of my career was focused on removing the remnants of the industrial revolution, the second half of my career will be focused on building and developing technologies and associated industry that will last decades past my time.