American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) has appointed John W. Wood Jr. chairman of its board. He replaces former chairman and company founder, Gregory J. Yurek, who retired as CEO earlier this year.
Wood has been an independent director of AMSC since 2006. Prior to joining AMSC, he was CEO of Analogic Corp., a designer and manufacturer of medical imaging and security systems.
As part of his new duties, Wood will become chairman of AMSC's nominating and corporate governance committee. His prior role as chairman of the audit committee will be assumed by Pamela F. Lenehan, who has been an AMSC director since March.