Chief Executive Officer
Shane Johnson is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the energy and telecommunications industries. Shane has provided technology innovation and leadership for building and successfully exiting two startup companies over the last 20 years. Shane is currently the President and CEO of CarbonQuest, a clean tech company focused on decarbonization solutions led by its innovative distributed carbon capture technology. Prior to CarbonQuest, Shane was a co-founder of Demand Energy Networks, a pioneer of distributed energy storage, management and optimization, from 2010-2020. Shane helped lead the company through its acquisition by Enel in 2017 and establishment as a market leader worldwide. Prior to that, Shane was part of the leadership team building World Wide Packets, a gigabit ethernet fiber optic broadband pioneer, through its successful exit and integration into Ciena in 2008. Shane’s career started in Douglas PUD where he pioneered optical ethernet for utility controls and communications helping construct one of the world’s first optical gigabit ethernet community open access networks. All of these innovations have carried on as successful operations and leading technology solutions to this day.