Mike Chiles, President

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417-848-3465

Dan Chiles, Vice President

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417-848-2780

who we are

Mike Chiles, President

 


Overview: Mike Chiles is a Missouri educated professional contractor, manufacturer, product developer, business manager and public official with 9 United States patents for mostly energy related inventions.


Education and TrainingJune, 1973: Graduated from the undergraduate College at the Missouri University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Psychology.


1973-1975: Two years of study at Georgetown University School of Law.


2006: Honorary professional degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology.


Research and Professional Experience:


In 1975, Mike and his brother Dan founded and operated a contracting company specializing in speciality residential and commercial construction.


In 1981, Mike and Dan started a manufacturing company in a garage to develop, manufacturer and distribute solar & energy saving technology.   Over 25 years ago, they innovated and installed over dozen unglazed solar panel coupled water source heat pump HVAC systems for heating, cooling and preheating domestic hot water.


Since then, Mike has served as President of several sets of manufacturing entities and as a national leader of energy related non-profit industry associations.


Mike’s patents have resulted in over three hundred million dollars in product sales in the fields of hydronic and radiant floor heating.  He was the President of Watts Radiant, a public company with $55 million in annual sales and eight years of growth in sales & profits when he left in July of 2009.


Mike is a founding member and former President of the Radiant Panel Association (http://www.radiantpanelassociation.org/) and a founding board member of the Green Mechanical Association (http://www.greenmech.org/).


Mike is a former member of the Springfield Board of Public Utilities. 






Dan is a native of Springfield, Missouri.  He holds an undergraduate degree with honors in General Studies from Harvard University.

 

With his brother Mike, he started a solar panel manufacturing company in 1981 and built it into a diversified manufacturer of equipment for rain water collection, heat exchange, radiant heating and energy recovery over the next 35 years.  The two brothers are inventors with ten United States patents for mostly energy related products.

 

He is a founding member of Ozarkers for Responsible Energy (nuclear energy opponents) and the Ozarks New Energy Conference.   He is a Lifetime Member of the Sierra Club.  He served as Board Member and Chairperson of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks.  Dan was elected to the Springfield City Council and served as Mayor Pro Tem with a focus on neighborhoods, sustainability and environmental planning.  He spent 6 years on the Springfield Board of City Utilities where he was the first vocal advocate for citywide broadband services, giving it the name SpringNet.


He is the founder and first President of SpringBike, a local bicycling and advocacy organization.

 

Dan serves as Chairperson of Renew Missouri Advocates, a statewide organization responsible for Missouri’s PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) law, the statewide Renewable Energy Portfolio and Missouri’s current Solar Net Metering regulations.  Dan also chairs Renew Missouri Action, a C4 political action committee committed to passing laws to give people and businesses better access to cheaper, cleaner renewable energy.


Dan is one of the founders and current manager of the Ybees, a group of volunteers who over the last 30+ years have financed and built projects at the local YMCA summer camp.  He also serves on the Camp Wakonda oversight board.


Dan serves as lay member of the Missouri Office of Chief Discliplinary Council, an oversight board for the review of attorney ethics as sanctioned by the Missouri Supreme Court.

 

He is a principal in the Sac River Revenant, an ongoing project to restore riparian corridors along the beautiful spring-fed Sac River (a major source for Springfield’s drinking water).

 

Dan has four great kids and three great grandkids.  He and his wife Margy live in a LEED Platinum-certified solar powered house on their family farm where they make their living as Missouri Department of Conservation Certified Tree Farmers.


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Dan Chiles, Vice President