Wells is able to leverage 20+ years of proven strategic and tactical operations experience to deliver exceptional customer solutions, helping us meet our goal of providing a higher standard of service and lowest cost per kilowatt hour for our customers.
Medford, OR (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
UpWind Solutions Inc. (“UpWind” or the “Company”), the Medford, Oregon based wind asset management services firm, announced today that Peter Wells was promoted to Chief Operating Officer as of April 1, 2011. Wells is responsible for business operations at Upwind, including but not limited to, safety, quality and business unit operations, or profit and loss centers. In addition, Wells is tasked with the development and growth of UpWind’s new business units such as the recently acquired Blade Services division, Major Maintenance Services and Spare Parts.
“Wells is able to leverage 20+ years of proven strategic and tactical operations experience to deliver exceptional customer solutions,” commented Marty Crotty, CEO of UpWind. “His experience and focus on excellence helps us meet our goal of providing a higher standard of service and lowest cost per kilowatt hour for customers."
Wells joined UpWind in December of 2010 after a decade of service at GE, where he served in a number of roles within GE Energy including Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, General Manager of Marketing and Vice President of parts services for GE–Hitachi Nuclear Energy. During his tenure as the leader of the parts services business, Wells delivered substantial organic growth while significantly improving customer performance metrics. Prior to joining GE in the United States, Wells had over 10 years of commercial operations and project management experience working for European companies in the UK, Belgium and Asia who provided design and construction management services on large infrastructure projects around the world.
Wells graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1991 with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and was elected a professional Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 1993. He received Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2003 and attended numerous leadership development courses from 2002 to 2010 at GE, including several residential courses and GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville NY.
About UpWind Solutions
UpWind Solutions is the industry’s leading 3rd party providers of asset management and operations and maintenance services to the wind industry. UpWind was founded in 2007 by Bo Thisted and a team of highly experienced wind industry veterans around the vision of providing best in class services to the growing fleet of North American wind turbines. UpWind is based in Medford, Oregon and works for customers throughout North America. For additional information visit: http://www.upwindsolutions.com
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