Michael Burns

Michael Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations

Michael Burns is the senior vice president of operations and engineering for Ever-Green Energy. Burns has worked for District Energy and its affiliated companies since 1998. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the energy generation facilities and distribution systems for District Energy, District Cooling, Ever-Green Energy-Duluth and Energy Park Utility Company. Michael has been instrumental in the implementation of a 33-MW, biomass-fired combined heat and power facility, development of the renewable fuel market for the CHP plant, and integration of this facility into the local energy delivery system. Under his leadership, District Energy and District Cooling operations have achieved best-in-class reliability while experiencing rapid rates of growth. He has more than 18 years of engineering and managerial experience in all aspects of energy facility operations and project implementation, from large electric utility generating units to renewable energy and CHP installations. Michael has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Leadership

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

President and CEO
Anders Rydaker

Anders Rydaker

Executive Vice President of Sustainable Energy Solutions
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

Senior Vice President – Project Development
Michael Burns

Michael Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Cathy Hart

Cathy Hart

Chief Administrative Officer
Nina Axelson

Nina Axelson

Vice President – Public Relations
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting
Michael Auger

Michael Auger

Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Tom Kingston

Thomas Kingston

Chairperson
Donna Avery

Donna Avery

Bonnie Holub

Bonnie Holub

Channon Lemon

Channon Lemon

Harry Melander

Harry Melander

Mark Rancone

Mark Rancone

Anders Rydaker

Anders Rydaker

John Taylor

John Taylor

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Ex Officio
Susan Sands

Susan Sands

Director Emerita
Barbara Lukermann

Barbara Lukermann

Director Emerita
Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Director Emeritus

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