PETER GROSS

Peter Gross leads the Mission Critical Systems group at Bloom Energy, the leading manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells. 

Prior to joining Bloom, he was the Managing Partner for HP’s Carbon, Power and Critical Facilities Services where he was responsible for strategic technology planning and business development. He was the co-founder and CEO of EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc., the premier consulting and engineering firm dedicated to the design and operations of data centers. In this position, he has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of EYP MCF’s business since its founding in 1997, leading to its acquisition by HP in 2008. 

Peter is recognized as a thought leader in the mission-critical information, communication and infrastructure design realm, has published numerous technical papers in the field, and is a frequent speaker at international events. His focus centers on mission-critical facilities, high-reliability design, energy and sustainability.  Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the engineering and design of power systems as applied to data centers, trading floors, command and control centers, and telecommunication and broadcasting facilities. 

Peter has been at the forefront of many innovative concepts that have contributed to the data center industry evolution. He was co-awarded patents for the modular, pre-fabricated FlexDC product, for Direct Current power distribution topologies in data centers and for fuel cells data center architectures. 

Peter is the recipient of 2010 Data Center Dynamics “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award. He was quoted in many publications, including The New York Times, Businessweek and Computerworld. 

A Senior IEEE Member and a Registered Professional Engineer, Peter was one of the contributors to IEEE Standard 3006.7-2013, “Recommended Practice for determining the reliability of 7x24 Power Systems in industrial and commercial facilities”. 

In 2012 he joined the Ontario’s High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) Strategic Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and of Southern Methodist University’s Data Center System Engineering Board of Advisors. 

He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from California State University. 

Peter lives with his wife in Santa Monica, California