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AccuWeather Gets New Vice President for Science, Innovation & Development

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AccuWeather Gets New Vice President for Science, Innovation & Development

CEO Insights Team

AccuWeather, an American based weather forecasting and digital media company, on boards Scott Mackaro as it Vice President of Science, Innovation and Development. Scott is expected to lead AccuWeather’s scientific development and research operations. He will also serve as senior advisor on innovation and oversee the advancement of new products & solution in meteorology and other scientific discipline.

Chris Patti, Chief Technology Officer of AccuWeather says, “Scott brings an impressive range of experience and an extensive breadth of skills to this critical role,” he adds, “His leadership and scientific knowledge base make him an ideal fit with AccuWeather’s core leadership team, and will be essential in helping us develop new and better tools to help businesses in every industry more effectively manage the unique risks and opportunities created by weather events around the world”.

Prior to joining AccuWeather, Scott served as a Product Manager and then as Director of Key Accounts at Iteris ClearAg, a precision agriculture platform. He has managed and drove new product development for high-value enterprise solutions. Scott has also conducted strategic marketing research for new product and market identification, and has lead new product development from concept to release.
Before ClearAg, Scott served as Product Manager and Research Scientist in the Applied Meteorology group at Vaisala. There he gained strong proficiency in data analytics, algorithm development, machine learning, and agile software development. Scott also conducted a wide range of applied meteorological research in renewable energy, air, quality, boundary layer applications, road weather, and aviation, among other areas.


His leadership and scientific knowledge base make him an ideal fit with AccuWeather’s core leadership team, and will be essential in helping us develop new and better tools to help businesses in every industry more effectively manage the unique risks and opportunities created by weather events around the world




Before taking a post- doctoral position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s research laboratory, Scott has worked in Metropolitan University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Meteorology in Denver. Post that, he moved into the renewable energy sector as a founding member of Precision Wind, a company focused on precision forecasts for wind energy.

Scott has earned his bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. & Ph.D in Atmospheric Science from Alabama University in Huntsville.