Solar power right now
May 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Mike Pound, Senior Advisor, Inovateus Solar, LLC
Solar power right now

About Inovateus
Every vision needs a visionary, and for Inovateus Solar, that visionary was the company’s founder, the late Tom Kanczuzewski. Tom had a passion for environmental sustainability and renewable energy blended with Midwestern values and an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit. He saw a way to build a profitable, competitive company that would allow its employees to flourish while making the world a better place. As the solar and clean energy revolution gathers momentum, in the U.S. and elsewhere, that original Inovateus vision has become a reality.

Now led by Tom’s son, TJ., Inovateus Solar has become one of the leading solar development, design, engineering, procurement, construction and supply companies in the United States’ Midwest. Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, the company has developed and built over 400 megawatts of utility, rural electric cooperative, commercial, industrial, governmental, educational and microgrid solar power systems in the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. Inovateus’ customers range from Fortune 500 companies to utilities, municipalities, universities and governments.

About Mike Pound
Mike joined Inovateus in March 2017 as the company’s chief revenue officer, before becoming CEO in December 2017 and now serves as Senior Advisor. He has 20 years of experience in the power generation and electrical contracting industries and has a passion for solar and renewable energy. During his US career, Mike has held executive positions at Manufacturing Technology, Inc., General Stamping and Metalworks, BladeRoom, Koontz-Wagner Holdings (where he was CEO), and other industrial, aerospace and medical equipment firms.

He moved to the US from the UK in 1988 with Ohmeda, a global medical equipment business, and was General Manager of their Medical Engineering business headquartered in Atlanta. He became a US citizen in 2002. He holds a bachelor of technology with honors degree in production engineering and management from Loughborough University, England and is a chartered engineer, and member of the Institute of Engineering Technology.

Mike is married to Susan, Past President of Michigan City Rotary club, who he met at Rotary PETS in 2003. Between them they have 3 very international children, two living and working in the UK and one in Germany. Mike is a passionate supporter of Rotary International having been a member for nearly 30 years and is a Past President of South Bend and Norcross (Atlanta) clubs. He has run 13 marathons but now only attempts half-marathons! Other hobbies include travel, watching Formula One and rugby, beach and mountain walking, and wine.

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