The Midwest Energy Research Consortium was founded in 2009 by three universities, four industrial companies and the U.S. Department of Energy as the Southeast Wisconsin Energy Technology Research Consortium (SWETRC). The organization’s original mission was to perform collaborative and trans-formative energy-related seed research between its members.  Over the past 5 years, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium has rapidly expanded it's charter, membership and geographic scope.


Board Of Directors

John Bobrowich, Board Member
Director, Market and Research Development, Midwest Energy Research Consortium
M-WERC Executive Director Emeritus

Mark Felsheim, Board Member
Vice-President, Oak Creek Campus, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Sheku Kamara, Board Member
Dean - Applied Research, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Hal Karas, Treasurer

Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Marvin Klowak, Chairman
Global Vice President, Research & Development, Briggs and Stratton

Dan Krueger, Board Member
Senior Vice President, Wholesale Energy and Fules, We Energies

Mike Lovell, Board Member
President, Marquette University
Chairman Emeritus

John Marino, Board Member
Manager, LEM USA

Mark Mone, Board Member
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Patrick O'Brien, Board Member
President, Milwaukee 7

Tom Otterlee, Board Member
Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Alan Perlstein, Executive Director
Executive Director and CEO, Midwest Energy Research Consortium

M-WERC Chairman 2009-2010

Brett Peters, Board Member
Dean - College of Engineering, UW-Milwaukee

Joseph Schimmels, Board Member
Associate Dean for Research - College of Engineering, Marquette University

Michael Rowe, Board Member
EVP & COO, American Transmission Company

Doug Weber, Board Member
Business Development Manager, Alternative Energy, Rockwell Automation

Lead, M-WERC Technology Innovation

William Weber, Secretary
Vice-President Design Engineering, DRS Power & Control Technologies