Director, Michigan Energy Office
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Steve Bakkal is currently the Director of the Michigan Energy Office at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Energy Office encourages energy efficiency and the use of new technologies and alternative fuels in buildings, industrial processes, vehicles, and in power generation. He oversees program objectives that are advanced through a variety of services, including information dissemination, technical assistance, financial assistance, and demonstration projects. Steve was previously the Director of Wind Business Development at the MEDC. Steve led a cross functional team focused on growing the wind industry in Michigan, which has overseen the growth of over 100 companies active in the wind supply chain. He was responsible for developing and executing the strategy to attract wind component manufacturing and R&D investments to the state, as well as assisting Michigan companies wanting to diversify into the wind energy market.
Steve has a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering and Management Institute) as well as Master in Business Administration from Wayne State University.