Board of Directors

"Collectively our leadership team has well over 300 years of experience in the energy industry."

 

Our General Office in Pipestone, MN

(877) JUHL WIN                   (877) 584-5946

info@juhlwind.com

1502 17th St. SE  Pipestone, MN 56164


Chicago Office             Juhl, PEC and Juhl Tower Services

(312) 466-1540  

100 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60606

 

Milwaukee Office - PEC

262-786-1700

150 Sunny Slope Rd     Suite 110            
Brookfield, WI 53005


Minneapolis Office
Juhl Corporate Finance

952-923-1187

470 W 78th St
Suite 250
Chanhassen, MN 55317

 

 

Board of Directors

Daniel J. Juhl
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Principal Executive Officer

Daniel J. Juhl became our Chairman of the Board and Principal Executive Officer on June 24, 2008, and had served as President of Juhl Energy Development since September 2007 and Juhl Energy Services, since January 1989. Mr. Juhl has been involved in the wind power industry for more than 30 years. He has experience in the design, manufacture, maintenance and sale of wind turbines. He also provides consulting services in the wind power industry helping farmers develop wind projects that qualify for Minnesota's renewable energy production incentives. Mr. Juhl has been involved in the development of about 1,500 megawatts of wind generation in his 30+ years of experience in the field. He has served as the principal technology officer of Next Generation Power Systems, Inc. from October 2005 until the present. He has been the principal consultant for wind energy projects to Edison Capital, John Deere Capital, Vestas, EWT, Suzlon Turbine Manufacturing, and various public and private utilities throughout the United States and Canada. 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. Mr. Juhl wrote the popular wind energy reference guidebook, "Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop."

Mr. Juhl's extensive experience in the wind power industry and his specific experience as founder of Juhl Energy Development and Juhl Energy Services, the related companies which are now our wholly-owned subsidiaries, provide the Company with a solid foundation of knowledge about the industry, lends stability to the Company's position in the industry and makes Mr. Juhl uniquely qualified to serve as CEO and a director of the Company.


James W. Beck
Director

James W. Beck became a director of our Company in November 2009, and is a member of our audit committee as of November 2009 of which he currently serves as chair. He is also a member of our compensation committee and our nominations and corporate governance committee. Mr. Beck is a major shareholder of Intepro, a company engaged in the development of software for vertical markets having to meet requirements for regulatory compliance, and is a co-owner of EMCllc, a firm engaged in the engineering, design and implementation of energy efficient lighting systems in industrial and commercial applications throughout North America for new construction and retrofit markets. Mr. Beck has previously been involved with companies engaged in the evaluation and implementation of energy usage, alternative energy sources, electrical continuation, and energy conservation. Mr. Beck earned a B.S. degree in business from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Beck serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AIA Insurance Services in Lewiston, Idaho, serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of Summit Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is involved in various other community and civic activities.


Edward C. Hurley
Director

Edward C. Hurley became a director of our Company in July 2008 following our reverse public offering transaction and is a member of our audit committee as of November 2009. Mr. Hurley also serves on the nominations and governance committee and chairs our compensation committee. Mr. Hurley is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the Energy Industry Team, focusing his practice on public utility regulation, a position he has held since May 2010.

Mr. Hurley dedicated over 16 years of his career at the Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC") where he served as the agency's chairman, as well as a commissioner and an administrative law judge. During his tenure at the ICC, Mr. Hurley was involved in resolving complex issues impacting Illinois businesses governed by the ICC, including the deregulation of the electric energy markets, the process for procurement of electricity by electric utilities, and mergers and acquisitions of telecommunications, electric, and natural gas utilities. He also served as the Special Director of the Office of Emergency Energy Assistance for the State of Illinois, being responsible for the successful implementation of the "Keep Warm Illinois" and "Keep Cool Illinois" Campaigns that were driven by anticipated increases in the costs of natural gas and electricity.

Mr. Hurley also has been involved in regulatory issues at a national level. While at the ICC, Mr. Hurley was active in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, where he served on the board of directors as well as the Water Committee. In these roles, Mr. Hurley gained a national perspective regarding the regulatory requirements imposed upon utilities operating in newly competitive markets. He continues to be an active participant, as well as a guest speaker, at numerous conferences relating to issues impacting businesses that operate in regulated industries, including energy, telecommunications and investor-owned water systems. Also, Mr. Hurley has been a member of the National Coal Council since 2004. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Hurley was of counsel with Chico & Nunes, P.C. He began his career representing clients in litigation in private practice and as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Hurley received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1980 and his B.S.B.A. from Marquette University in 1976.


John P. Mitola
President and Director

John P. Mitola became our President and a member of our board of directors on June 24, 2008, and had served in similar positions with Juhl Energy Development since April 2008. Mr. Mitola has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and environmental industries, real estate development, venture capital, engineering and construction. He was a managing partner with Kingsdale Capital International, a private equity and capital advisory firm that specialized in merchant banking, leveraged buyouts and corporate finance, since August 2006. From 2003 to 2009 Mr. Mitola served as Chairman of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, one of the largest agencies in Illinois and one of the largest transportation agencies in North America with a $600 million annual operating budget and a $6.3 billion capital program, operating over 274 miles of roadway serving the Chicago metro region.

Most recently, Mr. Mitola was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Electric City Corp., a publicly-held company that specialized in energy efficiency systems, where he served from January 2000 to February 2006. Prior to his role at Electric City, Mr. Mitola was vice president and general manager of Exelon Thermal Technologies, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. that designed and built alternative energy systems, from March 1997 to December 1999. Prior to serving as its general manager, Mr. Mitola served in various leadership roles at Exelon Thermal Technologies from January 1990 until his move to Electric City Corp. in January 2000. Mr. Mitola is also a member of the board of directors of another publicly-traded company, IDO Security Inc. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Association of Energy Engineers. His community affiliations include membership in the Economic Club of Chicago, City Club of Chicago, Union League Club and the governing board of the Christopher House Board of Directors. He is also a member of the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Mr. Mitola received his B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.

Mr. Mitola's varied experience in energy-related businesses, his public company experience and the administrative skills he has acquired over his career make him particularly capable to lead the Company's management team and serve as one of its directors.


Chuck Templeton
Director

Mr. Templeton, age 46, is currently the managing director of Impact Engine, Inc., a venture accelerator for entrepreneurs seeking to address environmental issues or societal challenges, and also serves as a director of Auctions By Cellular, LLC and a director of Getable, Inc. Mr. Templeton was a founder of OpenTable.com. From November 2007 to June 2013, Mr. Templeton served as a director of GrubHub, Inc. Mr. Templeton also served as a director of TaskRabbit, Inc. from August 2012 to April 2014 and as a director of I-Go Cars from February 2010 to February 2013.

Mr. Templeton also served a director of PVPower, Inc. (n/k/a PVP Wind-Up, Inc.), the assets of which were purchased by the Company pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement effective February 5, 2014 which was disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on February 11, 2014.


General Wesley K. Clark (ret.)
Senior Advisor to the Board

General Wesley Clark became a Senior Advisor to our Board in April 2014 after serving on the board of directors since January 2009. Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator.

General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm. General Clark serves on numerous corporate boards and has authored three books and serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and ACORE's Advisory Board. General Clark retired a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, Bronze star, Purple Heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France).