Onboard Dynamics’ CEO, Rita Hansen has been selected as a finalist for the ALLY 2022 GRIT Entrepreneur Awards. The GRIT Awards goes to modern-day trendsetters who have stepped out of their comfort zone with resilience and strength to bring something new to the industry.
Rita was selected as an innovator in the industry because she embodies the founding principle of the company which has been to develop products that provide environmental benefits to their customers compared to currently established products and accepted practices in the marketplace. This has been a guiding principle due to her core values and all subsequent hires and contractors engaged by the company. The company’s patented compression-based technology innovations for methane capture and recovery help to remove the barriers and reporting challenges that face natural gas operators during pipeline blowdowns. By listening to the voice of their customers, the company was pointed towards the problems that they were facing during pipeline evacuations. Customer discovery work and understanding customer issues are core to being a modern-day maverick and innovator in this industry. Empathy, compassion, respect, and tenacity are all key to innovation and Rita exemplifies these characteristics in her own values.
About the GRIT Awards
ALLY Energy is on a mission to find the difference-makers who are making an impact on energy, sustainability, and climate. We honor the energy industry’s brightest and grittiest talent who contribute to their companies, the energy industry, and their communities. Our awards program recognizes individuals, students, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated (GRIT) growth, resilience, innovation, and talent with a focus on driving a (JEDI) just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture. Best Energy Workplaces℠ give recognition to outstanding energy and climate technology employers.
The nominee must be in energy, climate, and/or sustainability. The individual may be in a corporate role, an entrepreneur, a student, or someone unemployed and accomplishing specific things that embody GRIT (growth, resilience, innovation/new ways of working, inclusion, and talent).