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Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has appointed former Nordex CEO Thomas Richterich as interim head of the company's Central Europe division.

He replaces Dr. Wolfgang J. Schmitz - who, along with Udo Noebel, managing director of Vestas' German division - will leave Vestas as a part of the company's ongoing restructuring.

"The current situation in the wind industry and in the global market calls for Vestas to have a different strategic approach to the very important Central European market, and going forward, we will focus more on dedicated sales and commercial activities in this region," says Juan Araluce, Vestas’ chief sales officer.

“There is no doubt that Central Europe - and Germany, in particular - is very important to Vestas, and with this change, we expect to be able to transform Vestas Central Europe into an even more competitive entity,” he adds.

Until a permanent replacement for Schmitz has been found, Richterich will step in as interim head of Vestas Central Europe. Richterich was CEO of Nordex for 10 years and left the company in April of last year.



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