UpWind Solutions Adds Industry Leader

UpWind Solutions Inc. (“UpWind”), the leading 3rd-party wind asset management services firm, announced today that it has hired energy industry leader, Peter Wells, as Vice President, UpWind Parts Services and General Manager, UpWind Blade Solutions. Wells will champion the growth of UpWind’s recently acquired Blade Services division, as well as accelerate the development of UpWind’s Parts Services capabilities. The addition of Wells as the leader of UpWind’s Parts Services operation further advances their strategy of providing customers with a complete product and service offering across the wind energy value chain at the lowest cost per kilowatt hour.

Wells comes to UpWind from a decade of service at GE, where he served in a number of roles within GE Energy including Vice President of parts services for GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. During his tenure as leader of this business, Wells delivered substantial organic growth while significantly improving customer performance metrics. Prior to GE, Wells had over 10 years of business success in the construction engineering industry and became certified as a Six Sigma black belt.

“We are extremely excited to have Peter as part of our senior management team,” said Marty Crotty, CEO of UpWind Solutions. “We conducted an extensive search to make sure we found the right candidate to lead this strategic initiative for our customers, and Peter’s track record at GE stood out as very impressive. We look forward to him duplicating that success at UpWind and leading the charge to build out our full service product offering at the lowest cost per kWh.”

Wells joins the UpWind Solutions management team effective December 7, 2010.

UpWind Solutions is the leading 3rd party provider of asset management and operations and maintenance services to the wind power industry. UpWind’s relentless commitment to quality helps them deliver a higher standard of O&M service at a lower cost per kWh. UpWind is based in Medford, Oregon and works for customers throughout North America.