Broadwind Energy appoints new president, CEO

By Associated Press
Posted Nov. 15, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.

Broadwind Energy Inc., a company that provides equipment for the wind energy industry, said Monday it has hired the leader of Acciona SA’s North America division to be its next president and CEO.

Peter Duprey, 53, will succeed J. Cameron Drecoll, who is retiring from the job Dec. 1. He also will serve on the board of directors.

Duprey has served since 2006 as the top executive for North America operations at Acciona, a Spanish renewable energy company. Prior to joining Acciona, Duprey was general manager of marketing for GE Energy’s wind business and led GE Energy’s business development efforts in renewable energy, including the acquisition of Enron Wind.

Shares rose 7 cents to $1.76 in morning trading.

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