Chief Technology Officer
Chris Tridico has been helping organizations apply emerging technology to overcome challenges and deliver innovative products since the mid 1980s. His involvement spans roles from hands-on engineering to senior executive positions including Managing Director at Accenture, one of the world’s most successful consulting organizations. He has delivered large scale innovative programs at dozens of global 500 companies such as Duke Energy, General Electric, Boeing and United Technologies Corporation. His experience ranges from leading a small team of engineers to address challenges faced by the US Space Shuttle program to leading global initiatives supporting the full product lifecycle of military and commercial aircraft. He has helped companies in a broad range of industries including aerospace/defense, automotive, banking, electronics, consumer & industrial products, healthcare, natural resources, software, telecommunications/wireless, and electric utilities.
While Mr. Tridico has worked on all links in the electric utility supply chain from energy exploration to consumption, he has had a long standing interest in solar energy that was sparked during his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University where he was exposed to solar thermal and photovoltaic systems. Decades later, he decided to incorporate some of the latest concepts into his own home including solar thermal radiant heating and hot water with steamback capabilities as well as modern photovoltaic power generation, switching and storage. Unfortunately, many of the basic energy management and switching capabilities he expected to be readily available had not been developed yet. Mr. Tridico began the process of developing and patenting the missing capabilities, but quickly realized that Koolbridge’s suite of products was exactly what was needed to address the gaps he had identified. Rather than developing a competing solution, Mr. Tridico has offered to assist Koolbridge in developing its offerings, bringing the same experience and structure that he brings to his clients.