To lead the transition towards changing and growing market, Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has appointed Eduardo Medina, currently President of Vestas Mediterranean, as President of Vestas North America.
Simultaneously, Javier Rodriguez Diez, currently Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Key Account Management, will supersede Eduardo Medina as President of Vestas Mediterranean.
Eduardo Medina replaces Chris Brown, who has successfully led Vestas North America since 2012 and will leave the company to pursue his own enterprise.
Commenting on the executive reshuffle, Henrik Andersen, President and CEO, Vestas, said that “wind energy and Vestas are entering a new phase in the USA, where we want to remain the strongest possible partner for our stakeholders. In this changing and growing market, the time is right for both new leadership in Vestas North America, and for Chris Brown to pursue his own enterprise, and I’m therefore very satisfied that our succession planning enables us to make this change. We would like to thank Chris for his huge contribution and significant results both for Vestas and the USA’s renewable sector, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
The company said that it’ current commitments in the USA remain, and we will continue to maintain a solid footprint while working to develop sustainable energy solutions to meet the market’s changing needs. The USA has been Vestas’ largest market every year since 2013, while deliveries have grown almost 50 percent in the last 5 years.
Since joining as President of Vestas Mediterranean in 2018, Eduardo Medina has led the business unit to achieve significant sales growth and increased operational efficiency across a very large and diverse set of markets.
On the other hand, Javier Rodriguez Diez has held various positions in Vestas Mediterranean over the past 20 years and brings substantial knowledge of all markets and the breadth of Vestas Mediterranean’s value chain.
Meanwhile, Eduardo Medina is expected to relocate to the USA as soon as current immigration restrictions in USA related to COVID-19 allow. Until then, Eduardo Medina will remain based in Spain.
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