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Siemens Energy appoints Jim Jones to director, Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing of its Americas region


March 18, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

March 18, 2011

Siemens Energy Inc. has appointed Jim Jones to the position of director, Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing – Americas Region, effective March 16, 2011.

With more than thirty years of experience in manufacturing, service and repair operations, Jones will have overall responsibility for wind turbine blade manufacturing in the Americas region, which includes the Fort Madison, Iowa, and Tillsonburg, Ont., operations. He and his family will be relocating to the Fort Madison area in the coming months.

A retiree of the United States Air Force, Jones has held different positions in the aircraft and power generation industries. He first joined Siemens in 2001 at the Houston Service Center as the superintendent of Quality Assurance. In 2004, he was appointed plant operations manager, and in 2006, he was promoted to director, Houston Service Center.

“We are very pleased that Jim will be heading this important activity for us,” said Kevin Hazel, VP of supply chain management for Siemens’ wind power business in the Americas. “Given Jim’s extensive experience in manufacturing, service and repair operations, he is highly qualified to oversee and manage our growing blade manufacturing activities in the North America region.”

With more than 700 employees producing blades for the company’s 2.3MW and 3.0MW wind turbines, Siemens maintains that it is currently the largest employer in Fort Madison, Iowa.