GE appoints new LM Wind Power CEO

DENMARK: LM Wind Power CEO Marc de Jong will step down from the role in April, to be replaced by GE Renewable Energy's Duncan Berry, who has been leading the integration of the two companies.

Marc de Jong (left) will be replaced as LM Wind Power CEO by Duncan Berry in April 2018
Marc de Jong (left) will be replaced as LM Wind Power CEO by Duncan Berry in April 2018

Berry has worked alongside de Jong since GE acquired the Danish blade manufacturer in April 2017.

Previously Berry helped shape GE Renewable Energy' offshore wind business strategy, after joining the unit from GE Captial in 2016. 

He has been at GE since 1996, working across the captial unit in Europe, the Americas, and Australia and New Zealand. 

De Jong has led the blade firm since 2015, when he replaced previous CEO Leo Schott.

In his time at the helm, he oversaw the company's sale to GE and production of the world's longest wind turbine blade — the 88.4-metre wing for Adwen's 8MW turbine.

LM has also revealed plans to produce a 107-metre blade for GE's new 12MW turbine.

"LM Wind Power is a critical part of GE Renewable Energy's growth strategy, and I want to thank Marc de Jong for his outstanding leadership of this team," said GE Renewable Energy CEO Jérôme Pécresse.

"Under Marc's guidance the business has grown stronger and is focused on delivering future success together with GE and all its external customers.

"We are committed to a smooth transition and to continuing Marc's legacy of high performance and customer focus as we continue to lead GE's evolution in the energy transition," Pécresse added. 

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