Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Engineer I, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Wind Technology Status and Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jim was hired at NREL (SERI) in the fall of 1993. He worked as a student intern for 2½ years in the Structural testing group at the NWTC prior to being hired. His engineering expertise is in material science, fatigue life, gearing, bearings, mechanical design and testing. Currently Jim is the Site Operations engineer, an assignment that encompasses a variety of administrative over site duties assigned at the discretion of and reporting directly to the Center Director, Bob Thresher. Prior to working at NREL Jim worked for Sears Roebuck and Co. in a variety of middle management positions. He’s extensively experienced and formally trained in personnel management, technical professionals’ management, technician management, operations management, credit, financing and accounting management, technical product development and procurement. Jim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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