John Mertes | Energy Specialist | Werner Electric
ST. CLOUD, MINN – John Mertes took a different kind of path to renewable energy. When he started out his career with Werner Electric as a truck driver in 2005, he may not have seen himself as a future Energy Specialist.
“I had a lot of windshield time. It was a lot of fun getting out on the road, I got to meet a lot of new people and new customers,” John remembers.
But timing is everything. After six years on the road, John became interested in the company’s brand-new renewable energy division. Seeing opportunity, he went back to school in 2011 and earned a two-year energy technical specialist degree from St. Cloud Technical Community College.