Mainstream Renewable Power, an Irish renewable energy company with its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, has appointed Adrian LaTrace chief executive of North American operations.
LaTrace is former vice president and general manager of Acciona Windpower NA. The appointment follows the company's recent acquisition of a portfolio of wind farm projects in the state of Illinois with a potential capacity of 787 MW. It is expected that these projects will be fully operational by 2013.
‘We are witnessing the beginning of a meaningful diversification in the U.S. to incorporate clean energy sources for new power generation,’ says Eddie O'Connor, CEO of Mainstream. ‘Adrian has the right experience and the entrepreneurial spirit to help Mainstream Renewable Power drive the transition from fossil fuels to renewable wind energy.’
LaTrace has more than 25 years of management experience in the wind energy, aerospace and electronics industries. In his role as vice president and general manager of Acciona Windpower, LaTrace had direct responsibility for business development, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, installation/commissioning, and operations and management services.
LaTrace helped establish Acciona's wind turbine manufacturing business in North America by leading the site selection, construction and staffing of Acciona's first wind turbine manufacturing facility in the U.S.
SOURCE: Mainstream Renewable Power