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Kohort Energy was founded to serve as a reliable partner in energy efficiency consulting for public and private sector organizations, including school districts, restaurants, manufacturers, grocery and convenience stores, and commercial property managers. Central to the formation of the company was the initiation of a partnership with British Energy Saving Technology (BEST), a manufacturer of innovative energy efficiency equipment and cloud-based software headquartered in Cornwall, England. Kohort Energy implements BEST applications and other programs to help clients monitor, control and reduce energy usage, allowing them to monetize future energy savings and reinvest in what matters most. The directors of the firm draw on more than 50 years of combined experience in B2B consulting, mechanical and electrical engineering, electric utility management, and private sector and non-profit leadership.
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Aaron Wangen, MBA, founder and managing director, has 20+ years of combined experience in B2B consulting, marketing communications, non-profit leadership, and business ownership. He has a long-standing interest in sustainability, renewables, and energy efficiency. During his career he has held leadership positions in, and consulted for, a number of ISO-certified (ISO 9001, ISO 13485) and FDA-registered manufacturers. Wangen completed his MBA at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Philip J. O'Keefe, P.E., director of engineering, brings more than 30 years of experience in the design, testing, and operation of electronic devices, electric utility power plants, manufacturing processes, and process control systems. Since 2000, O'Keefe has provided engineering expert witness services and litigation support to attorneys and insurance professionals all over the U.S. He completed his bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.