Building on a stellar career, Dave Hart has been named Michels’ wind energy manager of North American accounts. “Dave is one of the most respected minds in the wind energy business,” according to Michels Wind Energy General Manager Pat Herzog, who leads a division with more than 3,600 MW of wind farm experience. “His knowledge and experience will continue to help us grow as the industry moves forward.”
Hart has directed more than 600 MW of wind farm construction for Michels since 2009, when he joined the company as operations manager. Most prominently he led the Michels team in constructing Shirley Wind Farm, a 20 MW farm with 100-meter towers. Michels executed an EPC contract and self-performed all collection system, substation, foundation, road, and erection work on the project. Throughout his 25-year career Hart has managed or directed the installation of more than 1,500 wind turbines across the United States and Canada. Before joining Michels he was most recently director of projects for Vestas American Wind Technology.
Michels Corporation—a leading utility contractor in North America and ranked No. 45 on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list for 2010—offers construction, engineering, and procuring services to keep pace with the growing demand in the energy, transportation, telecommunications, and utility construction industries. For more information call (920) 583-3132 or go to www.michels.us.