Dynamic Renewables (“Dynamic” or the “Company”), a full-service developer, owner, and operator of waste management and renewable fuel projects across the U.S., announced today that Aaron Johnson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective December 4, 2023. Most recently, Mr. Johnson served as President of Renewable Natural Gas at Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.
Mr. Johnson is a seasoned business executive with a demonstrated track record of leading several successful businesses in the infrastructure and renewable natural gas (“RNG”) industries. As President of Kinder Morgan’s Renewable Natural Gas business, Mr. Johnson led investment plans focused on scaling the business’ biogas footprint. During his tenure at Kinder Morgan, Mr. Johnson oversaw the successful execution of both acquisitions and organic growth, including the deployment of approximately $1 billion for the acquisition or construction of more than a dozen RNG facilities consisting of high BTU, medium BTU, and landfill gas to electric plants.
Prior to joining Kinder Morgan in 2021, Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinetrex Energy. During that time, Mr. Johnson led the business through a period of material growth, which culminated in a successful sale to Kinder Morgan in 2021.
“I am thrilled to join Dynamic at a very exciting time both for the Company and the industry,” said Mr. Johnson. “I have been an admirer of the Dynamic team as it has established itself as a leading and differentiated developer and operator of RNG projects. As the demand for RNG continues to grow – and increasingly exceeds supply – we believe Dynamic and its high-quality waste management solutions are well-positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity. I look forward to working alongside Ares and Dynamic’s strategic partners in supporting the transition to more sustainable energy sources and delivering value to our stakeholders.”
“We are delighted to welcome an executive of Aaron’s caliber as our new CEO,” said Dynamic co-founder Dan Nemke. “We are confident he is the right person to guide the Company in its next phase of growth and that he will bring significant value to all of our stakeholders, including the local communities, farms, and our strategic development partners.”
“The Dynamic management team is committed to delivering full-service waste recovery solutions that benefits the entire value chain, and we believe Aaron’s leadership will help us accelerate our execution of that mission,” said Dynamic co-founder Karl Crave.
“Aaron brings an impressive track record in scaling RNG businesses and shares Dynamic and Ares’ commitment to advancing the transition to a lower-carbon economy,” said Andy Pike, Dynamic Board Member and Partner and Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure Opportunities. “We look forward to supporting Aaron and the Dynamic team in their long-term objectives for the Company and the RNG market.”