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Danotek Motions Technologies

Danotek Motion Technologies, Inc. (Danotek) is a clean technology company that develops high efficiency energy conversion systems for the energy and transportation markets. The company has patents pending on several high energy efficiency products: Permanent Magnet (PM) Generators, electronics integrated pumps, variable speed fans, electric vehicle steering systems, for EV/HEV, fuel-cell, wind turbine, and combined heat and power industries.

Danotek recently expanded its operations and relocated to Wayne County from Ann Arbor, MI. Based upon its leading edge technology, Danotek has just been awarded multi-year supply agreements from major wind turbine manufacturers. Its patented application of high efficiency, improved reliability PM generator technology has attracted growing interest from around the world.

Powered by funding from leading venture capital firms as well as the Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund, Danotek recently opened its Canton facility to expand production of its highly advanced generators and power electronics systems, as well as to launch the next phase of the company's growth in the alternative energy sector.


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Danotek Motion Technologies' shift to wind turbines generates 25 hires

A year and a half ago, Danotek Motion Technologies made the shift to wind turbine technology and hasn't looked back.Since then it has moved from Ann Arbor to a bigger facility in Canton and gone on a hiring spree. The 50-person company has doubled its staff in the last 18 months and expects to hire more. Don Naab, president & CEO of Danotek Motion Technologies, says his company is on "the cusp of significant growth.""We're in a hiring mode," Naab says. "I have something like 15 positions I need to fill this year." Those positions are mostly engineering jobs. Naab expects to add another 15-20 people in 2011.Danotek Motion Technologies got its start in the automotive industry in 2001, but switched to wind turbines after a significant infusion of venture capital from the likes of Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures and San Francisco-based CMEA. Today the company makes the larger generators for the big wind turbines. Its current operations are designed to produce 4,000 of those generators annually. Source: Don Naab, president & CEO of Danotek Motion TechnologiesWriter: Jon Zemke read on…

Danotek Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

Sitting still isn't something that Donald Naab does particularly well. About two months ago, when the new president and CEO of Canton-based clean tech company Danotek injured his leg in a fall, doctors told him he'd likely need crutches for eight weeks. Naab , a sharp, reserved executive with the wiry mien of a runner, graduated to a cane in about five, and says he'll soon be ditching that as well. "It's how I'm wired," Naab says. Naab left Chicago to take the helm of Danotek in late May following a national search for an executive that could catapult the company to commercial success. The company's permanent magnet technology is a wind power industry "game changer," Naab claims, and Danotek is poised to begin commercial production of about 4,000 wind turbine generators a year. But these days, Naab says, he's already looking for the next game-changing technology the company can develop. "I want the next one," he boasts. Read the entire article here. read on…

Danotek raises $13.2 million for energy technologies

The Canton Township-based Danotek Motion Technologies  has received $13.2 million of investment to push wind turbine technology. Excerpt:

Four of the world's leading renewable energy venture capital firms are partnering for the first time with co-investments to bring to market new technology that will make wind turbines more efficient, reliable and affordable.

GE Energy Financial Services, CMEA Capital, Khosla Ventures  and Energy Capital Management will invest a combined $13.2 million in Danotek Motion Technologies, a company that develops and manufactures advanced generators and components to supply wind energy to the power grid. The company also produces motors, drives, pumps and other accessories for electric and hybrid vehicles.

The investment enables Danotek, based in Canton Township to expand research and development, install utility-scale megawatt load testing equipment, hire and train workers and launch production of a projected 4,000 permanent magnet generators annually.

"We are gearing up to support the rapid growth of the global wind market," said Dan Gizaw, president and CEO of Danotek. "Wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm developers are significantly expanding operations worldwide, particularly in Europe, China and the United States. We design and manufacture advanced permanent magnet generators and power conditioning systems that enable those business ventures to dramatically improve energy efficiency, cut costs and increase revenue."

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