Jim Mikel is the President of RENEW Energy, a wind power servicing company based in Sioux Falls, SD. Jim has over 21 years of wind industry experience and 33 years of combined wind and aircraft industry experience. Prior to founding RENEW in 2009, Jim started his career in the industry with Zond, Enron Wind, and later GE Wind first as the Midwest Service Rep. Jim also served as the VP of Operations for Energy Maintenance Services (EMS) where he grew the organization from 15 technicians in 2002, to over 200+ technicians overall with revenues estimated at approximately $30 million.
Prior to his career in the wind industry, Jim spent 10 years as a Project Manager in the aviation industry as an A&P licensed mechanic. Jim has been an active participant in various American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) working groups over the years.