Michael Wilson joined Group NIRE in 2014 and serves as the Director of Business Development. As Director, Mr. Wilson works with the management team to develop and implement a strategic business plan to identify and attract new business opportunities.
Prior to his position as Director, Mr. Wilson initially began work at Group NIRE as an Associate Project Developer. As an Associate Project Developer, he worked on a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) project with Sandia National Laboratories to allow researchers to examine turbine-to-turbine interaction and innovative rotor technologies at the Department of Energy/SNL SWiFT Facility.
Mr. Wilson earned both a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech University, Mr. Wilson worked with the Department Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering on the Collaborative Industry-Academic Synchrophasor Engineering Program. This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded project focused on the creation of a Synchrophasor based curriculum at Texas Tech University. Additionally, Mr. Wilson planned conferences and workshops for thought leaders to discuss with students how to modernize the outdated electric grid infrastructure.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the Young Professionals of Lubbock organization and serves as Content Chair for the Texas Renewable Energy Alliance annual conference committee.