Gerber spent over a decade with the US State Department serving at US Embassies in Kabul, Paris, and Washington DC. His most recent posting was as the Political and Economic Counselor at the US Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland. There he managed a 5-person unit that produced high-value policy recommendations and implemented strategic initiatives to strengthen cooperation in areas of Arctic security, renewable energy, science, and US -Iceland trade. While there he also assumed the role of Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the embassy.
IceWind US President Daryl Losaw notes, “when Robert agreed to work with us an advisor, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Robert brings a wealth of government, military, and industrial contacts, as well as a deep understanding of our Icelandic roots, and how to best bring Icelandic and American companies together for maximum success.”
Gerber is also looking forward to bringing IceWind’s turbines to American customers. “In Iceland I saw the amazing applications these turbines are capable of and I’m excited to apply my experience in commercial advocacy and knowledge of government affairs to expand the footprint of this sustainable, renewable energy technology across North American and worldwide.”
IceWind launched their residential Freya turbines for pre-order earlier this year, and are launching their commercial Njord turbines in the fourth quarter 2020. The Njord commercial models are ideal for many applications – powering telecommunications towers, electricity foroutdoor advertising (lighting, mechanical features), replacing generators used at construction sites and other remote offices, and more. The beauty of IceWind’s products is how sustainable and hardy they are in challenging conditions. Unlike the diesel generators currently used in these applications, they never need refueling, rarely need maintenance, and have no carbon footprint.