REG ADAMS:
 
REG ADAMS




 
 
 
 
 
Co-founder and President of WindTronics LLC in Muskegon. WindTronics is the designer of the Honeywell Wind Turbine and recently announced an alliance with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and local NECA chapters nationwide to facilitate the turbine's installation in homes and businesses. Adams is also in the process of globally launching the firm's gearless, frictionless, and silent small wind turbine, which features the Blade Tip Power System™. Recently, the company won the BlueSky Award for innovation and global impact in the field of renewable energy and sustainable development from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – Shenzhen International Technology Promotion Center for Sustainable Development (UNIDO-ITPC). In addition, WindTronics was presented a Gold Edison Award for Energy by the Discovery Channel. Previously, Adams was responsible for the launch of EarthTronics, in partnership with Hengdian Group of China. A green energy firm specializing in the manufacturing and marketing of energy-efficient products, EarthTronics serves such customers as Menards, Ace Hardware, True Value, and BestBuy. A serial entrepreneur with over 34 years of experience, Adams has been instrumental in the market development of multiple new products along with the start up of numerous and very different successful niche companies. Products range from waste trucks and engines for Detroit Diesel and Peterbilt Motors to logistics services supplied to Millcreek World Wide, R&S Logistics, and Southern Freight Systems, along with logistics companies he founded or acquired. Another startup, Five Peaks Technology, a manufacturer of plastic waste products, designed the award--winning Aspen portable restroom, which is now used worldwide in the liquid waste industries. Adams earned his degree as a diesel technician from Fanshawe College in Ontario.


WHERE BORN: “Winchester, Ontario.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “Warren Buffet. I like him and I like what he does and all of the things he's doing that he doesn't have to do. I've directed some things toward his guidelines.”

LAST BOOK READ: “Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded. I actually enjoy exploring the Internet when I have time instead of reading books.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Workaholic; some people call it work, I call it life.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “That's a big one. The energy business hasn't even begun to explode. We're just starting. Next to services for an aging population, it's going to be the next industry to follow and be a part of.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “I'm not really a gadget person. If I had to look at one, it would be an airplane.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “Mountains. I'm an outdoors person.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “Not much time, but I like diving, boating, and golf.”

FAVORITE FOOD: “I hate to say it but it has to be steak.”

MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I'm a people person, definitely a relationships guy and reading people.”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “Truly to be able to make some sort of small dent or difference. There are 1.6 billion people who don't have energy and can't turn on a light bulb. I'd like to help contribute to that.”


At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.