Clean Tech & Alternative Energy


At Core Competencies LLC, we have over a decade of experience in executive search with some of the country's pioneers of clean technology and alternative energy. Back in the 1990's, for instance, there were virtually no recruiters working within the wind power industry. At that time, Mike Pfirrman (Core Competencies' founder) was working with European wind turbine manufacturers, helping them find project managers, safety personnel and superintendents for wind farm installations. Soon after, he was working with some of the first US based contractors in wind power construction and planning. Years later, his clients include wind / solar power contractors, developers and engineering firms. Core Competencies LLC also works with innovative companies involved in other types of alternative energy such as geothermal and tidal energy. In the biofuel space, we work with some of the country's largest "players" in Cellulosic Ethanol (and enzyme production), Algae, BioButanol and Anaerobic Digestion, just to name a few industries. We also work with manufacturers in those industries, in areas as diverse as wind blade design, composite engineering, turbine / motor design as well as others.

Now, Clean Tech recruiting is fairly popular. Core Competencies LLC has over a decade of experience where others have recently "jumped on the bandwagon". We have been recruiting in this area long before it was trendy and have vast experience over our competitors.

Clean Tech & Alternative Energy

Emerging Technologies

Research and Development

Traditional Technology

"Mike was able to establish a great opportunity in a location suitable for my needs, and matched my skill set with a great employment opportunity at RES that has developed into an even better career position."

Jeff Haines
Chief Estimator


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