in News Departments > People
print the content item

Garrad Hassan America Inc. (GHA), a San Diego-headquartered provider of wind turbine testing and certification services, has made several changes to its management team - Benjamin Bell has been named president and chief executive officer, Emil Moroz has been promoted to chief engineer and Brent Reardon has joined the firm as principal engineer.

Bell brings to the position over 25 years of experience in the wind-powered electric generation business. According to the company, he will open an East Coast office of GHA in 2007.

In his new role, Moroz will continue to be responsible for turbine technology and suitability analysis for GHA. He has been with the company since May of 2004. Prior to joining the firm, he spent six years with Zond/Enron/GE Wind in various technical roles.
Reardon, who has 20 years of experience in the wind industry, will be joining Moroz in the turbines department of GHA’s engineering group. He was most recently employed at FPL Energy for the last eight years as subject matter expert for gearboxes and drive train components.

In addition, Patrick Caramante will remain vice president with the additional responsibilities of further developing the commercial and business aspects of the company.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015