The DyneGroup Management Team
DyneGroup was formed to provide the right leadership talent to take best-of-breed emerging technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace in the field of energy technology. It was the determination of the DyneGroup leadership team that no one out there was looking at 'alternative' energy in all of its implications, especially from a national security perspective and from the integration of technologies - on several fronts - to make necessary advances across the entire energy spectrum.
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DyneGroup is made up of a team of highly experienced professionals with senior
management experience in technology, hyper-growth, M&A, energy, legal,
financial, agriculture, startup and several Fortune 500 companies.
Our expertise in technology evaluation and market opportunities provides an
edge in our ability to quickly evaluate industry opportunities for high growth
potential. Our team also has very successful backgrounds in consulting in the
areas of strategy, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, management and
leadership development, accounting, contracts and business process reengineering.
John Bickel, President/CEO
A senior executive with significant experience at division and corporate headquarters of both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Broad areas of expertise encompass virtually all facets of managing an organization, including considerable top & bottom line responsibility (>$300 mil & $35 mil respectively). Industry knowledge and experience include manufacturing (U.S. & Europe), high technology (Telecomm), and consumer products nationally and internationally. Extensive M&A integration experience and a turn-around specialist. Holds a TS/SCI security clearance. Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel. Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces. Vietnam vet. Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, West Point. Has served on numerous boards in both public and private sectors. Also has served on non-profits as part of commitment to the community. MBA in Management, C.W. Post, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY; MSEE, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; BS in Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Registered Professional Engineer in Electrical Engineering.
Rolf Glerum, VP Product Development
Forty-five-plus years involvement in production agriculture, concentrating on dairy and beef cattle, wheat, alfalfa hay, and edible peas. Rolf has been involved in leading-edge agricultural development though out his career. He was involved in the early stages of bovine embryonics. He provided assistance in powdered-coating application and chemical analysis for a pivot irrigation company. He installed the first in-state activated-alumina defluorination unit for the family dairy cattle's water. Rolf worked to improve electrical power efficiency in large irrigation motors, thus leading the way to assisting in the developing of a regional energy conservation plan, founding an electrical power cooperative, and a utility wind farm development company. Drawing on Rolf's varied background, he has the ability to envision the large picture and assemble the necessary components to bring the concept to a point of practical application.
Peder Hansen, VP Project Management
Peder's family were the founders of wind industry giant Vestas – one of the pioneers that brought wind turbines into the mainstream. Peder has 20+ years experience in the wind industry going back to the early 1980's. He has worked in various positions including in-the-field technician, shop floor manufacturing, engineering, project development, and sales & marketing. Peder has a broad contacts portfolio and knows (or is known by) most of the participants in the industry. He has a thorough understanding of the industry from all angles as well as detailed knowledge of turbine technology and market dynamics. Peder has intimate knowledge of the sales and marketing of innovative products in the wind industry. As the Sr. Sales Engineer at GE Energy, Peder was successful in bringing the GE 1.5MW series of turbines into the US market.
David Leis, VP Business Development/CIO
Previously Chief Technology and Strategy Officer in a wireless and GPS location based services consumer products company and, prior to that, the Chief Marketing Officer in an enterprise software and vehicle tracking company in the wireless industry. David has twenty five years experience in a wide variety of industries including ten years in the software and semiconductor industries and twelve years in corporate consulting. David's diverse experience also spans government, non-profit, higher education, several entrepreneurial start-ups, and a number of the Fortune 500 multinational industrial firms, including Corning, RCA, GE and Harris. B.S. degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, graduate work toward an MBA at Syracuse University and a PhD in Business at Rutgers.
DyneGroup Board of Advisors
With the goal of building a dynamic Board of Advisors, DyneGroup is currently in discussions with several individuals of national prominence. Read on to meet our first three distinguished Advisors and watch this space as the Board grows.
Founding Member, National Steering Committee Member, "25x'25"
Michael Bowman is a fifth-generation Colorado native, born and raised on the family farm in eastern Colorado. He serves on the National Steering Committee for "25x'25", served as Chair of Colorado's New Energy Future in 2006 and was cochair of Governor-elect Bill Ritter's transition team for energy policy. He was a member of the 2005 Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Climate Change and was active in Colorado's "Amendment 37" campaign, the nation's first citizen-initiated renewable portfolio standard. He is a steering committee member of the Colorado Apollo Alliance and Colorado's Climate Action Plan where his efforts are focused on creating public policy encouraging low carbon biofuels and sustainable methods of production. Throughout his adult life he has been active in the rural development initiatives both domestically and internationally, serving on the National Council of Advisors for the Heartland Center for Leadership Development in Lincoln, NE and Holistic Management International in Albuquerque where he has participated in a grasslands sustainability project near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Mike is a graduate of the Colorado Agriculture and Rural Leadership program, was a Next Generation Fellow in Columbia University's American Assembly and a 2008 recipient of Gamma Sigma Delta's Significant Achievement in Agricultural Award by Colorado State University.
Wesley K. Clark
Former NATO Commander, businessman, educator, writer and commentator
General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman of investment bank Rodman & Renshaw; Co-Chairman of Growth Energy; senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Chairman of Clean Terra, Inc.; Director of International Crisis Group; Chairman of City Year Little Rock; as well as numerous corporate boards. General Clark 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. 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).
Former Governor of Pennsylvania, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the current president and CEO of Washington DC-based Ridge Global
Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania and served as the state's 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Known for his commitment to high standards and results, Governor Ridge delivered on his promise to make Pennsylvania "a leader among states and a competitor among nations." Governor Ridge's aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state's advances in economic development, education, health care and the environment. During his tenure, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000-plus employees from a combined 22 agencies to create the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide. Throughout his public and private sector career, Tom Ridge has received numerous honors, including the Woodrow Wilson Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, the John F. Kennedy National Award, and the American Cancer Society's prestigious National Medal of Honor, to name a few. Secretary Ridge has also been awarded honorary degrees and awards from many national and international academic institutions. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Secretary Ridge regularly addresses audiences throughout the world on issues, such as security, terrorism, global engagement, leadership, technology and more. Additionally, the first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security serves on the boards of the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and other private and public entities, and since 2005, has served as chairman of the National Organization on Disability.