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Team Q&A: Greg Ledva – Research and Development Engineer

Please join me in welcoming our newest Virtual Peaker team member, Greg Ledva!

What did you do before joining Virtual Peaker?

I spent time in Rome while I was in college and I’ve always loved to travel, so after studying mechanical engineering at Penn State I headed to Switzerland for a master’s degree in energy science and technology at a university in Zurich. While there, I worked as a software developer for a tech company called Adaptricity that was spun off from the university.

Back in the States, I was a business development consultant for a wireless charging technology company in Vermont called Resonant Link. I also developed device controls and worked on other projects as a research fellow at the University of Michigan, the same place where I got my doctorate in electrical engineering systems.

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What’s your role at Virtual Peaker?

I enjoy solving multi-layered problems and figuring out complex puzzles. As the research and development engineer at Virtual Peaker, I’m able to leverage my research and commercialization background to think through what businesses need. From there, we develop algorithms and approaches that boost capabilities and add controls to our software. We’re always looking for new ways to increase value for our customers.

What else can you share?

Whether it’s hiking, kayaking, or standup paddleboarding, I like to stay physically active. I lift weights on a regular basis after taking up powerlifting while I was in Switzerland. During my time there, I also learned to speak Swiss German and explored Europe by train. That sense of adventure motivated me to backpack around Southeast Asia, exploring Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

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When I lived in Ann Arbor, I played flanker for the Michigan Rugby Football Club, a men’s Division III team that is separate from the University of Michigan rugby team.

About The Author

Bill is a serial entrepreneur with a PhD from UC Berkeley in Controls and Artificial Intelligence and 10 years of experience with high performance residential energy management and connected appliances. He was previously at GE as an Advanced Systems Engineer in the Connected Home Software Group, but left that role in May 2014 to pursue entrepreneurship full time. Bill grew up in Louisville and returned with his family in 2010 after a long stint in the San Francisco Bay Area. He loves Louisville and is working to make it a better and more attractive city for high tech startups.

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