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  • 2016 Impact Winner: Darin Cook

    Darin Cook 

    Darin Cook is the co-CEO of Infinite Energy, which he co-founded in 1994. Infinite Energy has employed 350 people in Gainesville and paid more than $20 million in salaries and bonuses directly into the community. Cook also offers employees eight hours of paid volunteer time each year so they can personally participate in the charity projects Infinite Energy supports. More than 600 hours have already been used since implementation.

    “It’s amazing to me that we’ve been able to do our part in helping Gainesville grow, and I’m awestruck how Infinite Energy’s employees have turned the company into something so wonderful,” Cook said.

    Cook is part of the Take Stock in Children program to help underserved students obtain college scholarships. He also serves as a mentor for UF students at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program and the Poe Center for Business Ethics and Education Research. He is the chair of the Utility Advisory Board, a board member with the Gainesville Tech Council, a fellow at the Poe Center for Business Ethics and Education Research and an associate fellow with the Institute of Gainesville.

    Get to Know Darin:

    What is your go-to coffee order?

    Cappuccino.

    Who had the biggest impact on your life?

    My daughter, wife, business partner and parents.