Jon Erickson is the Founder and President of Global Imperium Group. He has a passion for Energy, Technology and Engineering. Prior to starting Global Imperium Group, Erickson was at Black & Veatch where he had several leadership and engineering roles. Erickson was leader in the Distributed Energy Resources area where he led several projects and initiated both the Solar PV Rooftop and the Microgrid Programs. He envisioned and spearheaded the World Headquarters Microgrid project which took the Gold Edison Award. Erickson was a leader in EPC and consulting for a variety of different power plants and various technologies.
Erickson gained experience in an Oil, Gas, and Chemicals group where he led CO2 capture, biorefinery, and underground coal gasification projects. He also developed, evaluated and implemented business plans and technology development which included biorefineries and related industries. Products included methanol, ethanol, DME, algae to oil, pyrolysis, gasification, synthetic gasoline, and synthetic diesel. Several patent applications were filed. Work included pilot scale design and evaluation, demonstration and commercial conceptual designs and FEED on biofuel and chemical plants. His work included spearheading the formation of a joint venture company.
Business is Erickson’s other passion. He has created new businesses, expanded existing businesses, and improved business operations. He has acquired business competencies and capabilities via a mix of formal education (MBA from University of Kansas; Business Excellence training; and Growth Accelerator programs such as Ignite) and through various project and program responsibilities. He is experienced in Lean Six Sigma and has a Business Excellence Black Belt. Erickson also holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.
Jon is a proud father of two children that are in their first year of college. He volunteers as a martial arts instructor and works with individuals that have special needs.
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