Christoph Thiel named business development/sales head for GL Garrad Hassan
By Alyssa Dalton
March 20, 2012 – GL Garrad Hassan, a renewable energy consultancy based in Hamburg, Germany, has appointed Christoph Thiel as its new head of business development and sales, where he will be responsible for managing global sales and business development for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide.
“I am really looking forward to speaking with our clients around the world about what GL Garrad Hassan has to offer and how they can benefit from the synergies that are being created through the combined business segments of the GL Group,” said Thiel.
After studying electrical engineering, Thiel joined Windtest Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog, now a part of GL Garrad Hassan, in 1998, where he carried out load and power performance measurements on wind turbines. He set up Windtest’s Spanish subsidiary in Madrid and was based in Spain for almost three years before returning to Germany to build the business development department for Measurements & Inspections at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog. After a short period elsewhere in the wind industry, Thiel has now returned to GL Garrad Hassan.
“We are very pleased to have Christoph back at GL Garrad Hassan. His breadth of experience and deep understanding of the market will be extremely valuable in helping us to strengthen GL Garrad Hassan’s global presence,” said Andrew Garrad, president of GL Garrad Hassan.