Wind Energy Services Company (WES) Brings Operational and Engineering Managers Onboard

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a provider of composite repair and maintenance services to wind farm operators and OEMs, announced that it has boosted the company’s management team with the addition of Otto Fritz as operations manager and Derek Thom as senior engineer (blades). According to Gary Kanaby, director of sales, "WES’s distinction in the market is our unique depth of knowledge of wind blades that comes from our linage with the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) – the largest North American manufacturer of composite wind components. These two seasoned professionals bring the added muscle we need to expand and improve our service offerings to meet the needs of wind operators."

Otto Fritz brings experience in team management, logistics and customer service to his new position at WES. His responsibilities will include training, safety and logistical management of technician teams nationwide. He was most recently employed at PSA/Hearn/ThyssenKrupp as operations manager. He is fluent in Spanish, German, English and American Sign Language, and has a BA in Spanish from University of Texas at Arlington. Otto will be based at the company headquarters in Gainesville, TX and can be contacted by email at

Derek Thom brings four years of experience in wind blade engineering, instruction design and implementation, plant and business level quality, and Six Sigma project development. As senior engineer at WES, Derek will provide ongoing technical support to the technician teams and lead initiatives on new diagnostic and repair technologies. He was most recently employed by Complete Wind Corporation in Canada as USA service engineer, and prior to that served as North American service engineer at LM Windpower. He has a BS in mechanical engineering and minor in mathematics from the University of North Dakota. Derek can be contacted by email at

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), an entity of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies, provides fast response, on-site FRP composite repairs and maintenance for wind blades, nacelles and spinners – including new sites, retrofits and inspections. The company’s mobile response service teams are trained and equipped to quickly assess and make repairs from lightning strikes, shipping and installation damage, structural cracking, leading edge erosion and coating failure, blade balancing, and cosmetic/general warranty needs. Repairs can be handled prior to erection (shipping and handling damage), up-tower, on-site with the blade removed, or off-site for more extensive factory repairs when necessary.

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