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The European Wind Energy Association's (EWEA) board of directors has elected Andrew Garrad as the company's new president. Garrad joined the wind energy industry in 1979 and was president - and later, chairman - of GL Garrad Hassan.

In 1971, Garrad built his first wind turbine and, in 2006, was awarded the Poul la Cour Prize for his outstanding contribution to wind energy.

"I believe that the wind industry needs to respond urgently to the market conditions that face us now to ensure that we are positioned to become the major provider of Europe's energy early in the 21st century. I am honored by my election and humbled by the task ahead,” Garrad says.

Garrad - along with EWEA’s new CEO, Thomas Becker - will be tasked with forming a new leadership team for EWEA.




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