CHICAGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL), a leading provider of clean energy solutions and a leader in community wind power development, continues to build a strong and dynamic management team across its family of companies by announcing the appointment of Mr. Ram Madugula as president of Power Engineers Collaborative, LLC ("PEC").
Effective April 25, 2014, Mr. Madugula was appointed president of PEC and will be responsible for all facets of the company including business development, project execution, and overall company oversight.
Mr. Madugula brings with him over three decades of professional engineering experience in the Power Industry. Prior to joining PEC, Ram spent 30 ½ years at Sargent and Lundy where he was involved in all aspects of engineering to the power industry. Madugula has been responsible for design projects associated with combined cycle, biomass, coal, and IGCC technologies. The scope of work included engineering comprised of all disciplines (mechanical, structural, civil, electrical, instrumentation & controls), quality control, equipment procurement, cost control, and contract administration as well as experience with EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and multi-contract projects. Madugula holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois, Chicago, and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in five states and some of the provinces in Canada, and is the Past Chairman of the ASME Power Division.
"We are at a very unique juncture in the energy industry today and PEC is well positioned to support our clients with a myriad of technology solutions with our seasoned staff," stated Madugula."Ram is a tremendous addition to the Juhl Energy organization, and in particular, our PEC engineering division. Ram's talent, experience and knowledge will certainly strengthen our existing staff of experts and provide further benefits to the value propositions PEC provides to the power systems industry," added John Mitola, president of Juhl Energy, Inc. "With Ram's leadership, we expect to see ongoing year over year revenue growth in our engineering group." Power Engineers Collaborative, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Juhl Energy, Inc. specializes in Power Industry Engineering services for a diverse client base. As a leader in the Power Industry, PEC will continue to focus on engineering and development services related to existing power plants, new power plants, central CHP (combined heat and power) plants, and renewable projects.