Ron Thompson joined Atom Power in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Business Development with more than four decades of experience in the electrical industry. Growing up, Ron was mentored by family members who owned and operated several profitable businesses focused on the electrical contracting industry. Learning the business from the field to the back office was a key driver for the passion that naturally occurred in him for everything electrical.
Prior to joining Atom, Ron oversaw Business Development for Innovation, Emerging Markets and Technology for Eaton Corporation’s electrical sector, a Fortune 500 company. During that time, Ron was known as a risk taker and innovation stimulator, helping to incubate ideas and bring them to life across various industry sectors — healthcare, higher education, telecommunications, marine, electric utility, renewable energy, data center, and electric transportation. Even in an industry that can be risk averse, Ron knows how to motivate teams and get results through experimentation and stimulating “intrapreneurship.”
Ron was an early believer in the transformational technology that Atom Power developed with its solid-state circuit breaker and also led Eaton’s efforts in investing in Atom.
With six patents awarded, three successful startups to his name, numerous product launches, an array of collaborative partnership agreements, and many years of entrepreneurial leadership for a Fortune 500, Ron’s knowledge, know-how, and passion for this industry makes him a key player in helping bring Atom Power to the market, advancing their solid-state circuit breakers and helping develop software defined power distribution systems into the future.