Broadwind Energy Inc. has named Jesse E. Collins executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of the company, effective immediately. Collins is a wind industry veteran with more than 15 years of manufacturing and operations experience.
‘In his new role with the company, Jess will help Broadwind continue to advance our operational initiatives, especially continuous improvement across our platform of wind-focused companies,’ says J. Cameron Drecoll, Broadwind's CEO.
Collins was most recently group president at Broadwind. He joined the company in August 2008 as vice president of heavy manufacturing and transportation services. Prior to this, Collins was president of wind tower manufacturer Trinity Structural Towers Inc. and previously served as president of Trinity Containers LLC.
The company also named Paul Smith president of its Tower Tech Systems Inc. subsidiary. Smith previously served as vice president and COO of Tower Tech. Prior to this, he managed the startup of a wind tower manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada, for DMI Industries.
In addition, the company has announced that Lars Moller, president of technology and international, has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
SOURCE: Broadwind Energy Inc.