Ed is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Field2Base, Inc., a Morrisville, NC based technology company that uses tablet computers, wireless communications and Field2Base software to support mobile forms automation for a variety of vertical markets.He is also the founder of White Ventures LLC, a private equity and commercial real estate development company.
In 1980, after working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for several years, Ed founded Utility Translation Systems, Inc. (UTS), a very successful remote-meter reading software company headquartered in Raleigh, NC. In 1996 he sold UTS to Itron, Inc., a leading supplier of energy information and communications solutions to the utility industry. He served as Itron’s Chairman of the Board until retiring in 2003 and has been a frequent speaker on metering, smart grid, and deregulation of the power supply industry at industry conferences throughout the world.
Ed is a graduate of the North Carolina State University School of Engineering, and is past president and member of the university’s Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors. He has served on the Board of Directors of Morrisville’s Chamber of Commerce and is their former chairman. He is also the former Chairman of the Board for GRIDiant, Inc., and is on the board of directors for Stewart Engineering, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, Causam Energy, and a former director of eMeter. He isChairman and a founding board member of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. He has also served as president of North Ridge Country Club.