EnergyOne Technologies Inc., provider of renewable energy solutions and next generation technologies, announced the appointments of co-founder Michael Jones as its President and co-founder Michael Van Steenburg as its Chief Technology Officer.
Jones comes from the electric utility industry with over 30 years of experience. He has extensive background in renewable energy, risk management, regulatory administration, power contracts, utility finance, and engineering and construction.
Jones has a series of achievements under his belt. In 2002, he founded Phoenix Motorcars, a company that manufactures full size, freeway speed electric vehicles and raised more than US$40 million in private equity investments. By 2008, his company was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Innovators Award.
In the same year, Jones founded Pacific Bluegrass Solar and served as its CEO until it merged with EnergyOne in 2010. Jones holds a Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University.
Van Steenburg, is a veteran technology expert who has managed several technology companies and led teams of engineers on all types of advanced technology development programs over the past 20 years. He has created and developed a substantial amount of intellectual property in the green technology area, ranging from structurally insulated panel systems to advanced electric motor drive systems for electric vehicles.
Van Steenburg’s previous companies have been suppliers to many Fortune 500 companies and currently have development contracts with large OEMs. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is in the process of completing his MBA.