Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL) is the leader in Community Wind development and may be the only publicly-traded and proven, independent developer, owner and service provider of wind power in the U.S. Juhl is a company with a strong balance sheet and a team that has demonstrated it is well on its way to creating a diversified and focused Wind Power Company.
Dan has pioneered conservation and renewable energy technologies, particularly wind power, in the Midwest for over 30 years. During his tenure in the wind industry, Dan's activities have covered every aspect of the technology including R&D, design, manufacturing, development, installation, and O&M. He has also been instrumental in helping to form public policy by working with legislators and regulators on the workings and benefits of utilizing renewables in the energy mix, and is considered to be one of the nations leading experts on wind technology and community owned renewable distributive generation. Dan has developed 1,500 MW of wind generation in his 30 years of experience in the field. He has been a consultant to Edison Capital, Johnson Controls, John Deere Capital, Nordex Turbines, Suzlon Turbine Manufacturing, Nebraska Power and Excel Energy. He has appeared before numerous state and federal governmental bodies advocating wind power and community-based energy development on behalf of landowners, farmers, and ranchers. Dan also wrote the popular wind energy reference guidebook Harvesting Wind Energy As A Cash Crop.
John Mitola, President
Mr. Mitola has over 20 years experience in energy and environmental industries. He was the CEO of Electric City Corp from 2000-2006 leading the company from its start up phase for six years as a publicly traded company. While trading on the American Stock Exchange the firm was selected one of the fastest growing small companies in the U.S. Prior to Electric City, Mr. Mitola was a Vice President and General Manager of Exelon Thermal Technologies and led the creation of Commonwealth Edison's (now Exelon) first unregulated subsidiary. Mr. Mitola has also been a managing partner of Kingsdale Capital, a private equity and capital advisory firm and has been appointed twice by the Governor of Illinois as the Chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. Mr. Mitola received his BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana and Juris Doctor from DePaul University, College of Law.
John Brand, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Brand became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2009. Since joining Juhl Wind, Mr. Brand has been significantly involved in over $165 million of project financing transactions. Mr. Brand is a former certified public accountant with 14 years of audit, tax and consulting experience in public accounting firms, including Grant Thornton. He has significant experience in the financial management of both public and early stage high growth technology companies, as well as a record of achievement in assisting the growth of emerging companies. Immediately prior to joining Juhl Wind, and since 2002, Mr. Brand served as the Chief Financial Officer of CMS Direct, Inc. (now CognitiveDATA, Inc., a subsidiary of Merkle, Inc. subsequent to acquisition), a marketing services and database technology firm serving predominantly the retail industry. From 1993-1999, he served as Chief Financial Officer of MTI Group, a start-up computer network technology services firm that grew to $60 million revenue until its acquisition by Comdisco (a $2B leasing and services firm on NYSE), where he acted as Division Controller in the Network Services Division. From 1999- 2002, Mr.
Brand held Chief Financial Officer positions in two start-up business enterprises, a search engine software development endeavor for Subjex Corporation and a energy storage device manufacturer, Powerbanc Corporation.
Mr. Brand received his B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.
Mike Michaud, VP Engineering
Mr. Michaud has a diverse and extensive background in engineering and public policy regarding generation interconnection, transmission planning, distributed energy policy, and industrial power systems. He was an independent consultant from 2003-2008. During this time he participated on behalf of wind industry interests in FERC Interconnection Rulemaking dockets. He was a member of the Technical Review Committee for the Minnesota Wind Integration Study and the Minnesota Department of Commerce Dispersed Renewable Generation Phase I Study. He also was appointed to the Minnesota state legislature CBED Task Force. From 1990-2003 he worked on energy policy issues for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, The Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. He represented state agency interests as a Regulatory Participant Member of the regional MAPP Transmission Planning Subcommittee process. He helped develop state technical interconnection standards for wind and other distributed generation resources. Prior to state service, Mr. Michaud accumulated fifteen years experience on industrial power systems as an engineer in the Paper Industry. He obtained a Master of Science Degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Institute, University of Minnesota, in Science & Technology Policy. His Master’s Thesis topic was on “Present and Future Economics of Distributed Wind/Hydrogen Power Plants.” He also obtained a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from the Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota.