Ricardo Inc., a provider of technology and engineering solutions to new energy industries, has strengthened its global clean energy team with two key appointments in the U.S. and Europe, bringing additional expertise in wind energy systems engineering.
At Ricardo U.K. Ltd., Richard Jones has been appointed as chief engineer for wind energy, within the clean energy group. Jones joins Ricardo from BP Alternative Energy, where he was development engineering manager for wind.
He has almost 20 years' engineering experience in the wind energy sector, having undertaken senior roles for companies such as Vestas, Nordex Energy and National Wind Power.
In the U.S., Marc Wiseman joins Ricardo from Third Planet Windpower, where he was vice president, with the responsibility for developing utility-scale wind power facilities for the western U.S.
Wiseman was also the vice president of technology, responsible for corporate relationships with turbine manufacturers such as GE, Vestas, Suzlon and DeWind. In his new role, Wiseman will head Ricardo's advanced and clean energy product group.
With these new appointments, Ricardo consolidates its presence in research and development of wind turbine drivetrains of up to 10 MW capacity, and is able to provide a comprehensive engineering service, including program engineering and advanced technologies in drivetrain architecture and integration, gearboxes, bearings, pitch and yaw systems, generators and control systems.
SOURCE: Ricardo Inc.