Our Company Culture

RENEW was built on a solid ethical foundation. We believe in straight talk and accountability with our customers, employees, and shareholders.  Our business philosophy can be described in the words of Jim Owen, author of What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West:

  • Live Each Day with Courage
  • Take Pride in Your Work
  • Always Finish What You Start
  • Do What Has To Be Done
  • Be Tough, Be Fair
  • When You Make A Promise, Keep It
  • Ride for the Brand
  • Talk Less and Say More
  • Remember that Some Things are not for Sale
  • Know Where to Draw the Line

The Code of the West will be adopted so that all of our employees understand our business philosophy.  Inspired by the working cowboy’s core principles of honesty, loyalty and courage, we aim to bring the simple, timeless values embodied in the Code of the West to Renew.

Management Team

Jim-Mikel Jim Mikel - PresidentJim Mikel (President) Renew Energy Maintenance, LLC has over 16 years of wind industry experience and 28 years of combined wind and aircraft industry experience. Prior to founding Renew Energy Maintenance in 2009 Jim was the VP of Operations for … Read more
Gary-Fish Gary Fish - Chief Financial OfficerGary R. Fish is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for RENEW Energy Maintenance LLC and has over 30 years of energy and transportation industry experience with public and private companies.  Gary is one of the founding shareholders of … Read more
Curt_Eliason Curt Eliason - VP of RemanufacturingCurt Eliason started in the wind industry working for Zond Energy Systems in the spring of 1998. He began as a field technician at the 107 MW Lake Benton Power Partners I wind turbine facility in SW Minnesota. Following the … Read more
Wade-Wiechmann Wade Wiechmann - Director of Technical ServicesWade Wiechmann of Renew Energy Maintenance, LLC has over 13 years of wind industry experience.  Prior to joining Renew Energy Maintenance in 2009 Wade worked for Energy Maintenance Service, LLC (EMS) as Technical Director.  Wade joined the EMS team soon … Read more
Mike-Sherman Mike Sherman - Operations ManagerMike Sherman (Operations Manager) Renew Energy Maintenance, LLC began his career in the wind industry in July 2000. He most recently served as the Service Manager for Energy Maintenance Service, LLC (EMS) where his responsibilities included managing 70+ technicians, day … Read more
nick Nick Siddens - Service ManagerNick Siddens (Service Manager) Renew Energy Maintenance, LLC has over 12 years of wind industry experience. He joined the wind industry in 2000 with a focus on Construction Management where he participated in projects throughout North America both on technical … Read more
Steve Tolrud - Safety CoordinatorSteve Tolrud (Safety Coordinator) Renew Energy Maintenance LLC began his career in the wind industry in August of 2005. Steve has had extensive experience working in the ethanol and electrical industries.  Prior to joining Renew Energy Maintenance Steve held several … Read more

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