A founding partner of Jane Capital Partners and current director of Smart Wire Grid and Carbonflow, Neal Dikeman has been named to the American Electric Technologies (AETI) board of directors. Dikeman brings an extensive background in the alternative energy field, including launching five cleantech and alternative energy industry firms, including Meridian Energy. He additionally served as an advisor for the first utility-scale PV solar electricity plant to connect to the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) transmission grid and cofounded Zenergy Power.
“Neal's background in renewable energy, coupled with his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and investment banking, will be invaluable to AETI as we accelerate our renewable energy initiatives,” said Charles Dauber, AETI CEO and president.
Along with serving as directors of Smart Wire Grid and Carbonflow, Dikeman is chairman of Greenhome and is the chief blogger and founder of CleanTechBlog.com. His past endeavors include leading mergers and acquisitions at Globalgate and serving as an associate at Doyle & Boissiere.
“AETI has leveraged its 65 years of traditional energy experience to create what I think is a utility-scale solar industry game-changer – the industry's first 1000V, 1MW integrated solar inversion station known as ISIS” said Dikeman. “I look forward to helping the AETI team accelerate their renewable business growth.”
Dikeman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and began his professional career with the energy group of Bankers Trust by working on M&A and financing projects in the oil, gas and energy service industries.