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NACEL Energy Corp. has announced the appointment of Dan Leach as managing director of operations. In his new position, Leach is responsible for land acquisitions, power purchase agreements, project development, construction and controls, and the setting of goals and objectives for the company's three-member operations team.

"NACEL Energy's ability to attract such a well-known and respected wind energy industry executive as Mr. Leach demonstrates the excellence of the company's vision and business plan and our firm commitment to increasing enterprise and shareholder value," says Brian Lavery, president of NACEL Energy.

Prior to joining the company, Leach served as a senior wind energy development consultant for Duke Energy Generation Services Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp. of Charlotte, N.C. Since 1995, Leach has participated in all phases of the development and construction of 21 greenfield utility-class wind power generation facilities.

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