Nexant Expert John Dirkman Shares Energy Industry Knowledge with Northwestern University Class

Sep 10, 2020

Aristotle has been quoted as saying, “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Some however, do both. And our Vice President of Product Management, John Dirkman, PE, is one of those people.

John has been dedicated to ‘doing’ for over 25 years. He provides product and program management for advanced integrated Smart Grid systems from concept through sales, design, development, implementation, and maintenance. He is responsible for driving Nexant's Smart Grid vision and strategy and ensuring product success in the marketplace. 

Starting this month, John will also be ‘teaching’ more formally. His years of experience in smart grid and distributed energy resources implementation provide him with the ideal background and real-world experience to cover the engineering aspects of natural resource distribution systems. 

In his words, “I am very much looking forward to working with students, faculty, and guest lecturers to showcase developments in smart grid, transactive energy, renewable energy, and related technologies, with a goal of leading towards a sustainable energy future.”

As an adjunct associate professor within Northwestern's Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program, John will lead the course on energy and sustainability.

Congratulations, John!