Gearbox Express, an independent company focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services, has appointed James Snelson to director of engineering.
Snelson has more than 12 years of experience in the design and analysis of rotating equipment in both the industrial equipment and wind power industries. His background includes project management, leadership, and analysis of over 3,000 MW of wind turbine assets. Most recently, Snelson was a Turbine Engineering Manager for Infigen Energy, Dallas. Previous to that, he was an Operations Engineer for GL Garrad Hassan America, Austin, Texas. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and has completed several post-graduate courses including Six Sigma and Engineering Management.
“This appointment is a key step in Gearbox Express’ evolution. James will fill our knowledge base and allow us to provide our customers with world class resources surrounding Wind Turbine drive trains and how they interact with the overall system,” said Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express. “James has a wealth of turbine operation experience and has an excellent background in mechanical engineering in a variety of different capacities in and around the wind industry. We are very excited to have James join our team.”
Snelson will officially start his position at Gearbox Express on May 12, 2014.
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