For over twenty years Joel has built a successful career in energy technology. As co-founder and President of Cannon Technologies, Inc. he participated in the creation of one of most successful and respected electric power automation companies in North America. After establishing an industry leading portfolio of electric demand response, smart thermostat and smart metering solutions, Cannon Technologies was acquired by Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE) as the foundation for Cooper’s Energy Automation Solutions group. Joel has expertise in growth management, product and market strategy, production, and marketing, as well as over two decades of experience in electric power markets. Joel was the CEO of Ten K from its inception until June 2016 when he appointed Jeff Hohn to assume that role. Joel holds a B.S. from South Dakota State University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota and serves as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Joel, along with Dallas Meyer, co-founded Ten K Solar.