Summit Speaker: Brent Dehlsen
J. BRENT DEHLSEN
Co-founder and CEO
Ecomerit Technologies, LLC
Mr. Dehlsen is co-founder and CEO of Ecomerit Technologies, which focuses on investments in Clean Technology industries. Ecomerit’s key areas of interest include marine energy technologies, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.
Mr. Dehlsen co-founded Clipper Windpower in 2001 and managed the growth of the Company as COO until 2008 and is currently a non-executive Board Member. At Clipper Mr. Dehlsen was responsible for leading all of the operational activities, including technology development and testing of the Liberty 2.5 MW turbine, establishment of manufacturing and assembly facilities, development of the supply chain, and manufacturing startup with production and deployment of the first 230 turbines, totaling 575 MW. Mr. Dehlsen also had operational responsibility for the project development activities which involved assembling an 8,500 MW wind resource portfolio. Additional operational responsibility included initial turbine sales and organizational coordination of the Company’s IPO.
In 1997, Mr. Dehlsen founded Dehlsen Associates, a research and development organization specializing in renewable energy technologies, which originated and patented the D-GEN drivetrain used in Clipper turbines. Mr. Dehlsen is founder and President of Avianda, LLC, a company engaged in the development and construction of sustainable residential properties in Mexico that utilizes an efficient panelized building system.
Currently, Mr. Dehlsen serves on the Board of Directors for Northstar Wind Towers, the Board of Directors for Clipper Windpower, the Board of Trustees for Dunn School and on the Dean’s Council of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB.
Previously, Mr. Dehlsen worked at Zond Corporation. Positions held at Zond included production assessment and reporting for 2,500 wind turbines, plant operations and maintenance, and the commissioning of new facilities. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.