Since 2004 Jan (Blittersdorf) Blomstrann has served as President and CEO of NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement equipment and turbine optimization systems for the wind and solar energy industries. She joined the company in 1987 when the wind industry was in its infancy and helped build a global organization that now serves 150 countries around the world. Her focus on workplace excellence and sustainability has created a vibrant organization recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Best Places to Work, the Vermont Governor’s Office, and the U.S. Green Building Council (for its two LEED-gold buildings).
Prior to becoming President and CEO, Jan served as NRG Systems’ Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, driving the creation of the company’s financial systems, unique compensation package, and hiring and leadership development programs. Over the past twenty years she has helped shape the wind industry as it moved from a fringe sector to a mainstream source of power. In 2006, she was the first woman to be named Wind Woman of the Year by the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), an organization that supports the recruitment and advancement of women in the wind energy industry. She serves on the board of directors for the American Wind Energy Association, as Board Chair of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, and on the board of directors for the Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Jan received her bachelor’s degree in professional nursing and human development from the University of Vermont. When she isn’t serving her company or her community, Jan can be found spending time with family or sitting on the porch of her lake house with a good book in hand.