GE Renewable Energy has appointed Duncan Berry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LM Wind Power.
Berry will succeed Marc de Jong, LM Wind Power’s CEO since June 2015, who will leave the company at the end of April 2018.
”Duncan, 49, joined Renewable Energy in 2016 to help define the business strategy for our offshore wind business, which ultimately resulted in the launch of the Haliade-X, and then immediately moved over to the LM Wind Power deal once it was announced in 2017. He’s been working side by side with Marc and the leadership team ever since and is well prepared to take the helm. Marc and I agree that he is overwhelmingly the best choice to lead LM Wind Power in its next evolution,” said Jerome Pecresse, CEO, GE Renewable Energy.
Berry was appointed to his current role as LM Integration Leader in September 2016. He is presently responsible for all aspects of integrating LM into GE following the acquisition in April 2017.
LM Wind Power is a designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, with a global manufacturing footprint that includes blade factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United States. The company has produced more than 195,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 84GW installed capacity, including the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade.
“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. 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,” said Pecresse.