Siemens Gamesa appoints new CEOs for consolidated Americas region

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced the consolidation of its North America and Latin America regions. This move allows us to obtain greater efficiencies and operational excellence. For the newly formed Americas region, the company has named José Antonio Miranda and Darnell Walker as CEOs of its Onshore and Service businesses, respectively.

José Antonio has extensive experience in the wind-power industry, and was the Chairman and CEO for the Asian Pacific region of Gamesa.

José Antonio builds on his previous role as CEO of Latin America and succeeds Jacob Andersen, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s North America Onshore business, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of the company. Darnell expands his previous role as CEO for the Service North America region for Siemens Gamesa and succeeds Leandro Nuñez, head of the Service Latin America region, who has decided to leave the company at the end of 2017.

José Antonio has extensive experience in the wind power industry. He joined Gamesa in 2007 as Division Manager for the Electrical Components, Manufacturing Division. From 2011 to 2015, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Asian Pacific region of Gamesa.

Darnell Walker brings over 30 years of experience across multiple industries including wind power, aerospace, and manufacturing. He joined Siemens in 2015 as head of the Wind Service Americas business.

Beginning in 2015, Antonio led the onshore activities for Gamesa’s Latin America region as CEO and beginning in April 2017 for Siemens Gamesa after the completion of the merger. Prior to his start with Gamesa, José Antonio worked for multinational ABB in numerous roles, including Business Unit Director of Medium Voltage in Spain.

He joined Siemens in 2015 as head of the Wind Service Americas business. Prior to Siemens, he worked for Logistic Manufacturing Solutions, B/E Aerospace, and General Electric Aircraft Engines, holding various management positions of increased responsibilities.

His major achievements include expansion of business volume and long-term service agreements to improve the Company’s margins while expanding market share through product diversification.

Siemens Gamesa has a strong presence in the Americas with a total installed base of over 26 GW, capable of powering nearly 8 million average households. Of the 26 GW installed, 17.5 GW are under service.

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