AOT’s mission is to identify and develop the best sites for offshore wind component manufacturing, staging, assembly, and maintenance in the US. In doing so, we will reduce the cost of constructing and operating offshore wind projects and realize significant local economic benefits that come with this multibillion-dollar industry. AOT’s projects will facilitate the creation of thousands of jobs, provide workforce development and training, and catalyze supply chain investments needed to support offshore wind projects throughout the US.
President & CEO
Prior to founding AOT, Boone served as a Principal at the Renewables Consulting Group where he worked as a consultant and project manager for New York's Offshore Wind Master Plan and assisted several other public and private sector clients to advance the US offshore wind industry. Prior to that, Boone served as the Block Island Wind Farm Project Manager for GE Renewable Energy, where he developed the first offshore wind turbine assembly facility in the US and managed the successful assembly, installation, and delivery of the first offshore wind turbines in the US. Prior to the Block Island Wind Farm, Boone served as Assistant Project Manager for Cape Wind Associates where he was responsible for construction planning, contracting, and project management. Boone has in-depth knowledge of and significant hands on experience in large infrastructure project development, financing, construction, logistics and operations. Boone holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.
Chief Commercial Officer
Prior to joining AOT, Charles served as the Chief Commercial Officer of SmartFlowerSolar, LLC, a distributor of unique solar generation products. Charles also served as the Vice President—Commercial/Finance of Cape Wind Associates and Energy Management Inc. (“EMI”), where he was a member of the senior team leading the development of the first offshore wind farm in the US, and was responsible for negotiating and managing commercial and contractor relationships and working with the CFO in structuring and negotiating equity and debt financing. Prior to his roles with SmartFlower and Cape Wind, Charles was the founder and managing director of BR Strategies, LLC. Charles previously was the Managing Partner of Hill & Barlow and a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. Charles holds a Law degree from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College.