Southwest Windpower’s Andy Kruse Appointed to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

Flagstaff - Andy Kruse, co-founder and executive vice president of business development at Southwest Windpower, has been appointed to the Department of Commerce's recently established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC).

Established on July 14, 2010, the RE&EEAC will advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The committee's 29 members represent U.S. companies, trade associations, and private sector organizations focused on the nation's renewable energy goods and services.

"I'm extremely honored to be selected to sit on the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Committee," said Kruse. "I look forward to working with a group of such highly skilled individuals and lending my knowledge and expertise to help support the country's renewable energy efforts and initiatives."

In his current capacity at Southwest Windpower, the world's leading manufacturer of residential scale wind generators, Kruse oversees the company's governmental affairs and certification efforts. During his more than 25 years experience in the renewable energy industry, Kruse has traveled to 70 countries promoting and developing distributors for small-scale renewables.

In addition to his latest role serving the RE&EEAC, Kruse sits on several boards and organizations within the renewable energy industry and is also chair of the Small Wind Committee with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Kruse has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, most recently being named "National Exporter of the Year" by the Small Business Association (SBA) and "Small Wind Advocate of the Year" by AWEA.

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