James G.P. Dehlsen is a pioneering figure in wind power and renewable energy. In 1980, Dehlsen founded Zond Corp. and served as its CEO and Chairman of the Board. The company, which is now owned by GE, pioneered wind power technology and grew to become one of the largest global companies in wind turbine manufacturing, wind power project development and plant operation. He was honored with a leadership award at this year's conference.