Andre Uribe is the Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development of Power Grid Engineering (PGE). Uribe is responsible for developing business strategies tailored to market needs, proactively initiate new partnerships and align business goals with company objectives. Serving as a brand ambassador, Uribe’s vision is to lead the organization’s strategic growth and expansion of its services lines and empower his team to continue building and maintaining long-lasting partnerships to make a positive impact in the power industry.
Uribe leads the efforts to ensure PGE is committed to being an industry-leader through partnerships focused on client success and dedication to its employees. Since its founding in 2007, PGE has expanded its service lines to serve 16 major clients in over 21 states. Uribe’s areas of expertise include business intelligence, strategic planning, account development and acquisition, sales and market analysis, corporate social responsibility and branding.
Prior to founding Power Grid Engineering, Uribe worked at Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) where he developed his engineering skills in the protection and control discipline. Earlier in his career, he served four years in the U.S. Navy as a communication specialist and later was involved in several entrepreneurial opportunities in South and Central Florida where he gained management, financing and marketing experience. He was also co-founder of Horizon Trust, LLC where he’s helped many families enjoy the dream of home ownership across Central Florida.
Uribe earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing his Executive Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
Uribe has been a member of IEEE Power Society since 2006 and currently serves as the Vice Chair of IEEE PSRCC I Sub-Committee. As Vice Chair, he works closely with industry members to develop best practices and discuss emerging technologies for the power systems industry. With a passion for the community, he’s also an advocate for the organization’s corporate social responsibility programs to maintain a culture of giving.