Suzlon Group announces new appointments for REpower Executive Board and Management Board

As of 1 August, Lars Rytter has taken over as Chief Operating Officer at REpower. In his new role, Rytter will be able to make an important contribution to REpower’s programme for the future. With this programme, the Company’s plans include realizing significant savings in the areas of purchasing, production and manufacturing. The Dane is no stranger to REpower; he was responsible for the areas of production, purchasing and logistics at REpower in his role as Chief Supply Chain Officer from 1 April 2008 until 30 September 2010.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said:
“Lars Rytter knows our company well and has started as COO without needing any induction time. In his previous roles he successfully realigned purchasing activities.”

The REpower Executive Board will be completed on 12 August: Russell Stoddart will start as CTO. From 2009 until 2012 the Brit was responsible for global engineering at Vestas Wind Systems. Russell Stoddart joins REpower from BorgWarner, the international automotive company based in North Carolina, USA, where he was Vice President – Engineering and Sales.

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said:
“I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Stoddart as the new Chief Technology Officer of REpower. His experience and engineering pedigree speak for themselves and I know that he will make a significant contribution at REpower. We are also delighted to welcome Lars Rytter back to the Company as Chief Operating Officer. These appointments further enhance our strong Executive Board team, and we wish them luck in their new roles.”

The new Management Board of REpower Systems GmbH has also been set up: Hendrik Böschen succeeds Kyriakos Kosmidis, who left the company on 31 July 2013. In November 2011, Hendrik Böschen took up the position of Head of Sales for Poland, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic at REpower Systems GmbH. Kai Froböse remains Commercial Managing Director of REpower Systems GmbH. Kai Froböse is responsible for Project Management, Service, Finance & Controlling. Hendrik Böschen will oversee Sales and Lifecycle Engineering.

CEO Andreas Nauen said: “We are pleased that, with the reinforcement taken from our own ranks, we are ensuring a more intensive market focus for the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic.”