Northern Power Systems Names Parthiv Amin President of Community Wind

Mr. Amin will apply his extensive experience in the wind power industry to continue to build on Northern’s leadership in the community wind energy marketplace.

Mr. Amin was formerly President of Winergy Drive Systems in the US, a business unit of Siemens Corp., the world’s largest wind turbine drive train (gearbox and generator) manufacturer. Prior to that role, he was Vice President of Global Marketing and Services at Emerson Electric Company, where he led global business development and played a key role in new product development and acquisition. Mr. Amin earned his post graduate studies in accounting and his MBA from Loyola College and completed undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois.

"We are thrilled to have attracted Parthiv Amin to join our team as President of Community Wind. He brings a wealth of industry experience and seasoned leadership capabilities to this newly created role," said John Danner, President and CEO of Northern Power Systems. "Parthiv’s focused leadership will further strengthen our business as we continually strive to better serve the needs of our rapidly expanding base of Northwind 100 customers."

"I am extremely pleased to join the team at Northern Power and a company that is committed to technological innovation and creating real energy solutions for its customers," said Mr. Amin. "Community wind is poised for exponential growth and I look forward to ensuring Northern’s position as the leader and innovator in this market."

As President of Community Wind, Mr. Amin will be responsible for all aspects of the community wind business whose featured product, the Northwind® 100, delivers clean, quiet and reliable wind power to schools, municipalities, farms and businesses from Alaska to Italy. He will manage and oversee engineering, production, marketing, sales, service, business and product development as the company expands its global position and product offerings.

Northern Power Systems has over 30 years of experience in developing advanced, innovative wind turbines. The company’s next generation wind turbine technology is based on a vastly simplified architecture that utilizes a unique combination of a permanent magnet generator and direct-drive design. This revolutionary new approach delivers higher energy capture, eliminates drive-train noise, and significantly reduces maintenance and downtime costs. The company currently manufactures the Northwind 100 wind turbine, designed specifically for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, commercial farms, and municipalities.

Later this year, the company plans to launch a 2.2MW wind turbine into the utility-scale marketplace for wind farm applications. Northern Power Systems is a fully integrated company that designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines into the global marketplace from its headquarters in Vermont, USA.