Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) corporate project engineer Dave Johnston is one of 20 U.S. business, community and government leaders who have been selected to participate in the 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Executive Energy Leadership Program.
NREL, a research agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, brings together energy executives from across the country and teaches them about clean energy solutions through renewable energy technologies. The executives then become ambassadors who help with future energy decisions and stewardship in their organizations.
Johnston has had key roles in expansion projects at DFA manufacturing facilities in Winnsboro and Schulenburg, Texas. He and the other energy executives will meet monthly through September. The sessions cover topics ranging from solar and wind power solutions to biofuel and transportation. The program also features discussions about the future of energy markets and tools for renewable energy, briefings by technology experts, research laboratory tours and visits to field applications.