Distributed Wind Energy Association Welcomes Key Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

12 Sep 2017

The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) is pleased to announce the election of three new board members and the election of a new Board President to the organization. Elected annually, the goal of the DWEA Board is to serve as a unified voice for the distributed wind industry by providing leadership and guidance to all members on federal, state and local policy, and to support its membership through the development of programs and business opportunities. 

Specifically, DWEA has elected the following individuals to join an already active 2017/2018 Board: 

 Director: Bill Leimkuhler, Chairman of the Board of Northern Power Systems  Director: Paul Roamer, President of Ethos Distributed Solutions  Director: Scott Sklar, Owner of the Stella Group, Ltd. 

"This dynamic group of elected directors highlights our commitment to securing influential visionaries that will further our mission to promote and foster all aspects of the distributed wind energy industry," said DWEA Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins. "Bill, Paul, and Scott are significant thought leaders in the industry bringing valuable experience to DWEA and its members as we continue our work to expand the US distributed wind market." 

During this election, the DWEA Board elected new officers to spearhead the direction and mission of the organization. Russell Tencer, CEO of United Wind was elected to serve as the organization’s President replacing Mike Bergey who has served in this role since the organization’s inception in 2010. “It has been an honor serving in this important capacity for DWEA,” said Bergey, “we’ve done great work over the last seven years. It’s a good time for the organization to welcome a new leader.” 

“I’m excited for the opportunity to build on the important milestones DWEA has achieved since its founding led by Mike Bergey”,” said new Board President, Russell Tencer. “The U.S. Department of Energy recently reported that distributed wind technology could be appropriate for as many as 49 million properties throughout the U.S., we’ve barely scratched the surface, and I’m looking forward to making meaningful progress towards that goal” as .” 

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