Senior Vice President
Ryk has spent more than 30 years helping to improve financial performance for businesses by optimizing operating costs and mitigating energy risks. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering and began his career as a project engineer in the offshore oil and gas industry with Shell. Then, Ryk moved into commercial gas trading and marketing with Enron and other trading organizations. Prior to joining Acclaim Energy, he provided independent consulting to oil and gas clients to manage energy price risk and the optimization of midstream oil and gas processes.
Ryk joined Acclaim Energy in 2007 and has been instrumental in the development of Acclaim’s consultancy services, including distributed generation, energy master planning for large clients and commodity price risk. As availability widened for short interval process data and cloud-based analytic capabilities, Ryk guided development of Acclaim’s operations improvement programs to leverage energy-centric interval costs as a critical tool for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing and commercial operating processes. This program illuminates hidden value and helps business clients reduce energy and operating costs by 20 percent or more with little to no capital required.
As a long-time partner of Acclaim Energy, Ryk currently oversees Acclaim’s legacy businesses in the United States. He provides advisory and energy optimization services to a variety of commercial and industrial organizations, with a concentration on hospitals, medical centers and public agencies. While adding tremendous value to Acclaim throughout the years, his ability to deliver innovative solutions and superior service and provide strong ROI to his clients makes Acclaim a preferred provider when it comes to delivering strategic energy services.