Leadership Team


ABOUT US

LEADERSHIP TEAM

BO THISTED – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Has been a leader in renewables for over 25 years. He was one of the original architects of O&M and EHS standards for General Electric. He also led the initial roll-out of the GE 1.5 MW fleet in North America and later managed all GE prototype and special projects. He went on to found UpWind Solutions, the largest independent service provider with nearly 3GW under long term O&M agreements. He led several capital raises and acquisitions and the company recently sold. He then co-founded Next Level Solutions, who focused on building and optimizing service
organizations before co-founding Titan Renewables.

BILL JACKS – PRESIDENT

An industry veteran that has a 20-year background of Renewables, High Voltage, and Safety and Training positions working with companies such as Xcel Energy, Progress Energy, Clipper Windpower, and UpWind Solutions. Bill has extensive experience in company organization and structuring, field operations, safety and training. He is the co-founder of Titan Renewables.

PATRICK CASTRO – VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Has developed hundreds of megawatts of renewable energy projects for over 15 years in all markets across the United States, South America and Asia at the utility level, Fortune 500 and the commercial and industrial sectors. These projects include solar, battery storage, co-generation and energy conservation measures having worked for companies such as NRG, Cypress Creek Renewables, Direct Energy, ET and Solon. He also has over 20 years’ experience as a licensed general contractor and construction engineer in 3 states and is a certified LEED Green Rater and QAD for the USGBC.

KLAUS – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

30 years diversified experience in renewables. His extensive international project management and EPC construction experience having built and operated well over 3GW of renewable projects, including a 20MW battery storage facility, is uniquely qualifying him to manage your next project. Klaus holds General Contractor’s licenses in multiple states has previously worked for SunEdison, First Wind, UPC, FP&L, GE and Vestas.

RICK FRIESEN – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Rick joined Titan Renewables in 2019 and brings 15 years of diverse renewable industry and construction experience.  As the Director of Operations, he is responsible for overseeing field operations, ensuring a focus on quality and safety.

Rick was born and raised in what some may consider the epicenter of renewable energy in the United States, Tehachapi, CA. He is a visionary and has helped to start and grow several renewable focused businesses, in addition to successfully owning a construction business for many years.