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Medford, Ore.-based UpWind Solutions Inc., an operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for wind energy projects, has announced Mike Kelly is joining the company's board of directors.

Kelly has extensive experience in the wind power industry, including turbine manufacturing, rotor blade fabrication, and plant construction and operations. Kelly was formerly with Horizon Wind, where he most recently served as the director of operations. Previously, Kelly held positions at Enron Wind (now part of GE), Italian Vento Power, Cannon Energy, Difko Administration (now known as enXco) and Zond.

In addition, Kelly assembled, installed and operated some of the first wind turbines to deliver power in the Tehachapi Pass and has established and/or managed several wind operations and maintenance and asset management efforts.

"UpWind Solutions' unique approach to O&M truly sets the company apart in the wind industry," says Kelly. "UpWind's team is one of the most competent in the wind industry, earning a reputation for results-oriented solutions focused on safety and project performance."

SOURCE: UpWind Solutions Inc.


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