WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced the appointment of Timothy Sutherland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pace Global Energy Services, LLC (Pace Global), to the company's board of advisors.
"Tim Sutherland has a keen understanding of energy and environmental markets and the diverse business and economic strategies that must guide their success," said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global. "As the world's public and private sectors continue to look for ways to improve energy options and sustainable business practices, Tim's insights will help us to further meet our clients' energy needs in an increasingly complex and changing market environment."
Mr. Sutherland, who holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Knox College, founded Pace Global more than 35 years ago, guiding the company's growth from a start up to an internationally recognized energy consulting and management firm with extensive client relationships in more than 60 countries throughout the energy, transportation and financial communities. He has led the development of the company's chief business services, including strategic planning and strategy implementation, counterparty negotiations, comprehensive fuel supply planning and acquisition, financial structuring evaluation and private placements within the energy and transportation industries.
"I am excited and honored to be named to Ridge Global's Board of Advisors," said Sutherland. "Ridge Global has already established a strong record of leadership and expertise in the security planning, implementation, and response industry. I look forward to supporting their growth with the insights and knowledge I've gained from leading Pace Global for over 35 years."
About Ridge Global
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of core functional business concerns, including risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration and crisis management. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com.
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