Illinois-based Broadwind Energy Inc. says Eric B. Blashford has joined the firm's leadership as president of Broadwind Towers Inc.
Blashford, 50, most recently served as president of the Pettibone LLC Heavy Equipment Group, a division of The Heico Companies LLC, which produces heavy equipment and parts for a variety of applications including forestry, oil and gas, railroad and construction.
Prior to Pettibone, Blashford worked at Scott Fetzer Corp., where he served as president of two different divisions and later as group president of the Powered Equipment Group. Prior to Scott Fetzer Corp., he held positions of increasing responsibility at Waltco Truck Equipment.
‘We are delighted to have Eric as part of the Broadwind team," says Broadwind Energy President and CEO Peter C. Duprey. "His deep manufacturing experience with large industrial products in multi-faceted, multi-plant environments will be a great addition to our organization. His history of leading strategic initiatives in both turnaround and growth environments will help Broadwind as we take our towers business to the next level.’