We are industry veterans specializing in wind energy, pre-cast, geotechnical engineering and general contracting.

Post-Tensioning Partner

Business Affiliates

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JEFF COLWILL

VP Operations

Founded and led several construction firms. He leads the RUTE formwork, precasting, and material quality control. BSE Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering

VANESSA HOPKINS

Founder, Marketing 

Leads the effort to connect the RUTE advantages among the wind project community -  BOPs, OEMs, IPPs, & landowners. Vanessa has been working in marketing for 10 years and is the founder and creative director of Life is Short Films.

DOUG KRAUSE, PE

President

25 years of experience in wind farm development, precast manufacturing, and cable construction, upon which RUTE was founded in 2015. BSE University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

DAVE ARCHAMBAULT II

Chief Marketing Officer

Dave has a career focus on education, economic development, renewable energy, and government reform, and is former Chairman for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Master’s in Management University of Mary.

DAVID MCFEETERS-KRONE

Business Development, Funding, and IP

David is a commercialization executive with a 22-year career. His clientele have included Sharp Technology Ventures, P&G, Deloitte, U.S. DoD, and NASA.  David has a physics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

JON NORLING

Business Advisory Board

Jon is a renewable energy executive and attorney who represents developers, lenders and investors in the development, acquisition and financing of wind, solar, biomass and biofuel projects.  He has a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School a BA from Middlebury College.

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