Juhl Wind adds retired Army General Wesley Clark to its board
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
by John Vomhof Jr. Staff writer
Juhl Wind Inc. has added retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark to its board of directors, the company announced Wednesday.
The Woodstock, Minn.-based wind-farm development and management said Clark also will chair a new Juhl entity that will form the company’s first wind-farm asset fund..
“We are truly honored to have General Clark join the Juhl Wind team,” Juhl CEO Dan Juhl said in a statement. “We are very excited about the focus the general has placed on the renewable energy sector and wind energy in particular since his retirement from the Army. He has become a recognized leader in the field and someone who can bring enhanced visibility to Juhl Wind as a company.”
Clark spent 34 years in the Army, rising to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator and businessman.
Clark also sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2004, ultimately losing out to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.
“I believe that green energy is not only important to our environment but it is a matter of national security as we work to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” he said in a statement. “Community wind development takes both goals to the next level by keeping the ownership of our wind farms in the hands of the people of America and specifically the farmers we work with on these projects.”
Juhl (OTCBB: JUHL) has completed 11 wind-farm projects and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio.