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Enercon bolsters leadership team

After Simon-Hermann Wobben's resignation as co-managing director at Enercon in July 2019, the company has added a four-strong team to support managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig at the level of the manufacturer's holding company UEE.

Enercon managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig will be supported by a new team of executive members
Enercon managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig will be supported by a new team of executive members

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The changes are to designed make Enercon better equipped to deal with the "highly dynamic current and future requirements linked with the company’s increased international focus".

A further role will be created at management level that will "integrate and advance the activities involved in Enercon's reorientation", the company said. 

Jost Backhaus, who has worked in senior positions at the company for many years, most recently in production management, will head up the operational units, Enercon said.

Jörg Scholle will be responsible for technological developments. He has many years of experience in the wind energy industry, including at Nordex, and "possesses outstanding technological expertise".

Thomas Cobet will be responsible for financial matters. Cobet also comes with several years of management experience in the wind energy industry, including at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Momme Janssen, Enercon's HR manager will shoulder additional responsibilites for the company’s new orientation.

"We are confident that this management team will ensure Enercon can deal with the challenges that come with its new focus on international markets and on tapping into new business segments," said Heiko Janssen, chairman of the board at the Aloys Wobben Stiftung, the trust foundation that owns Enercon.

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