Axis Renewable Group is built on the “Safety First” mentality, ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service through safety, quality, production, and professionalism. Based in San Diego, California, AXIS provides services to the wind and solar industries throughout the world.
The Axis management team is the key for propelling our company vision into reality. Combined, our management team combines for over 40 years of direct experience in renewable energy specializing in wind and solar energy projects.
Rick Friesen – VP, Field Operations
Rick Friesen has over 10 years of leadership experience in the industry, specifically in wind, construction, and safety. Rick brings a legacy of operations and maintenance leadership to Axis. Rick is directly responsible for the Axis global team of field technicians including operational management of travelling wind field service teams. Rick also supervises the Axis critical safety and maintenance programs. Prior to co-founding Axis, Rick was Director of Field Services at his previous employer, where he managed over 125 field technicians and worked with the major OEMs in the wind and solar industries. Rick was also instrumental in growing his previous company from 10 to over 125 field technicians.
George Tapia – VP, Business Operations
George Tapia has years of business development and marketing experience ranging from marketing to staffing. Before co-founding Axis, George was the Field Resource Manager/Customer Manager at a wind services company where he created and fostered lasting relationships with industry decision makers and field technicians. George began his wind career as a field service technician before being promoted. Prior to his wind industry experience, he spent his professional career as a sales/marketing specialist in numerous industries. George also served as an Infantry specialist in the United States Army for 3 years. As a native of Tehachapi, California, George grew up around the wind turbine industry.
Benton Moore – Chairman & CFO
Benton Moore is a veteran executive and attorney with decades of experience adding value to startups. Benton is passionate about the clean tech industry, especially wind and solar. Prior to joining Axis, Benton served on the boards of directors and as an executive officer with a publicly-traded clean tech company, a private equity firm, and an internet startup. In private law practice, Benton counseled entrepreneurial business clients by structuring financings, negotiating contracts, and protecting intellectual property. Benton earned his M.B.A. (cum laude, New Venture Management) from University of San Diego School of Business and his J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law. Benton also holds a Certificate of International Law from Trinity College, Dublin and a B.S., Business, Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and North Carolina State University.
Brent Berentson – Director, EHS
Brent Berentson is an industry leader in developing safety protocols. Brent has an extensive history in construction, maintenance, commissioning, and safety within the wind industry. Brent has conducted training and helped author safety manuals and training curriculums for several major wind OEMs. Prior to joining Axis, Brent was the founder and President of bSafe LLC providing outsourced training for wind services companies. Brent was also the EHS manager at his previous company, a Training Specialist and Certified Instructor at Airstream Renewables, and ENSA Access & Rescue. His current certifications include Rope Access/Rescue Instructor, OSHA-500, Tractel Instructor, Rope Access Level 3, Red Cross Instructor, and Confined Space Instruction.
Ian Price – Director, Field Services
Ian Price joins Axis with over 10 years of experience in the wind energy industry, specializing in wind turbine troubleshooting, commissioning and field training. Ian’s experience in the wind turbine industry has enabled him to provide in-depth training to field technicians in a variety of situations. Prior to joining Axis, Ian worked most recently as Project Manager for his previous company, specializing in wind tower safety construction and commissioning.
Doug Hudson – Director, Business Development
Doug Hudson joins Axis with 27 years of wind industry experience in construction, operations and maintenance, and all other facets of the industry. He specializes in end-to-end solutions and offers years of knowledge to help provide the best solutions to our customers. He came in to the industry as a Flight Paramedic offering his expertise in EH&S and worked his way up through the industry to lead large companies to success and is now challenging himself by providing his services to the entire industry as an independent service provider.
Axis Renewable Group, Inc.
1157 Cushman Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110 USA
Tel: (619) 937-3961
Fax: (619) 937-3965
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