Meet our team of experts who make wind simple by providing comprehensive wind solutions based on their experience, expertise, and relationships. These are the One Energy innovators.
GENERAL MANAGER AND CEO
As founder and General Manager of One Energy, Jereme is ultimately responsible for the delivery of all One Energy projects and the success of the One Energy family of companies. Prior to founding One Energy in 2009, Jereme ran construction of several of the world’s largest wind projects. During his tenure in big wind, he grew frustrated with the inefficiencies plaguing the industry.
Believing there had to be a better approach to wind projects, Jereme founded One Energy. It was this same innovative spirit that drove the creation of the Wind for Industry® concept for installing utility-scale wind turbines behind the meter for private industry customers. As a result of Jereme’s vision, One Energy was responsible for approximately 30% of all distributed wind energy installed in the United States in 2015 and is currently responsible for more than 10% of net-metered wind energy in the United States.
One Energy is now a vertically integrated company delivering handshake-to-handshake on-site wind projects, including 100% self-perform construction. In 2016, Jereme led a groundbreaking round of fundraising that raised $80 million of institutional financing to continue growing One Energy’s fleet of projects.
HEAD OF STORYTELLING
JOHN G. EVERETT, PH.D., P.E.
John brings more than forty years of construction experience to the Engineering Lead position at One Energy. He is responsible for all aspects of engineering and construction of Wind for Industry® projects.
John has been a professor and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan since 1991. He teaches courses and conducts research in construction safety, planning, and optimization. John is a registered Professional Engineer in six states and has been a consulting engineer on numerous government and private industry projects.
John earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from MIT. He is the author or co-author of more than one hundred publications, including nineteen peer reviewed journal articles.
HEAD OF PROJECT PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY
As Head of Project Planning and Technology, Jessica is responsible for all phases of project feasibility evaluations, including wind resource assessment, regulatory compliance, turbine siting, permitting, and financial modeling. Her other responsibilities include developing and implementing project remote monitoring, instrumentation, and data collection.
Jessica is One Energy’s wind resource expert. In her previous role as Chief Scientist, she was responsible for all technical reports and site-specific wind resource and feasibility studies. Jessica developed much of One Energy’s proprietary software for site-specific feasibility studies, including wake loss, shadow flicker, sound propagation, and icing. Recently, Jessica led a team in developing a pre-construction statistical project performance model utilizing measured uncertainties and monte carlo methods – a cutting-edge development in the industry.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Earth Systems Science and Engineering, and a Master of Science in Atmospheric Science.
HEAD OF ACCOUNTING
Jim brings a wealth of experience in project management from the energy sector to his role of Project Manager at One Energy. He has expertise in and is accountable for the oversight, budgeting, scheduling, and construction of Wind for Industry® projects, as well as the evaluation of commercial opportunities and capital investments.
In his role at One Energy, Jim’s responsibilities include safety, cultivating customer and community relationships, managing construction methods and crews, quality assurance, and commissioning of electrical and mechanical systems. On the jobsite, he coordinates workflow including ensuring site safety, documentation, and completion, as well as quality assurance and quality control activities. Jim leads the production of site design and drawings, facilitates planning/zoning and acquisitions, obtains permits and land leases, and manages all subcontractors and internal construction staff. He sees projects through from start to finish and is the key point of contact for all site activities.
Jim graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and earned a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
As General Counsel, Steve is responsible for the company’s non-regulatory legal and compliance matters, keeping One Energy fully compliant with all issues facing the company as the leader inprojects.
Prior to joining One Energy, Steve was Director and Corporate and Commercial Counsel of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned water and wastewater company in North America. Steve has experience in the investment banking and pharmaceutical industries, and was a partner in the business department of one of the 25 largest law firms in the world. Steve has also been an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law – Camden, teaching courses in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He has also taught seminars at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Steve received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he majored in finance. Steve is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
JEFFERY C. SHRADER
HEAD OF KEY ACCOUNTS
Jeff joined the One Energy team to head up all development activities as the Head of Key Accounts, using his extensive business contacts paired with his market and regional knowledge to grow and expand Wind For Industryclients. He is responsible for maintaining relationships with established accounts, and serves as primary contact for local and community educational opportunities.
Jeff brings thirty years of experience as a banker, including 28 in sales and development as a commercial lender with Fifth Third Bank, one of the top 15 banks in the US. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Jeff has served as President on several Findlay community boards including the Findlay City School Board, the Findlay Hancock County Alliance Board, the Findlay YMCA, and the Findlay Rotary Club. While serving on the Findlay Hancock Alliance Economic Development team, Findlay was named the number one micropolitan community in 2015. He helped spearhead a $7 million capital campaign for the complete renovation of the local YMCA facility. Jeff was also serving on the Findlay City School Board when they passed a bond levy to construct a $72 million building project in the community.
KATIE JOHNSON TREADWAY, ESQ.
HEAD OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
As Head of Regulatory Affairs at One Energy, Katie is responsible for the company’s legal matters and ensures One Energy remains at the forefront of legal and regulatory issues in the energy industry.
Prior to joining One Energy, Katie was an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. There, Katie represented the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Power Siting Board in proceedings before the Commission and the Supreme Court of Ohio. She litigated over 50 cases and successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Otterbein University and her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. Katie also attended the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities.
While at Vermont Law School, Katie was employed as a Research Associate with the Institute for Energy and the Environment. There, Katie researched and published articles on state, federal, and international energy issues. Katie has written and published reports on energy security with the US Department of Energy and the Center for Naval Analysis.
Katie is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
TRAINING AND RECRUITING MANAGER
Jennifer Morris, CPA
TECHNICIAN AND CRANE OPERATOR SPECIALIST
Mark Keller Strickland
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