Ned McMahon is the founder and CEO of Primo Wind – a hybrid wind and solar renewable energy company. Ned attended Texas A&M University studying Marine Engineering and has worked as a home builder, boat builder and surfboard shaper. During his career Ned moved into executive level management and business development domestically and internationally which included brand management and international licensing. Ned ultimately received a BS in International Business and he completed an Executive MBA Certificate Program at Rice University’s Graduate School of Business. He was the founder of Malama Composites, Inc. the first company to manufacture rigid PU foam made from plant based chemistry. Ned is a board member at USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce. He developed a sailing program for abused and abandoned children and is a published author.