Richterich Siemens onshore CEO

Thomas Richterich, 53, will be the new chief executive at the onshore wind business of Siemens Wind Power starting on 8 September.

Richterich previously had led the central Europe division at rival turbine manufacturer Vestas, and from 2002 to 2012 was a board member of German turbine maker Nordex, where he became CEO in 2007.

"With his extensive experience in the wind industry, Richterich should strengthen the position of Siemens as one of the leading suppliers in the onshore wind sector," the company said in a statement sent to Recharge.

Richterich replaces Jan Kjaersgaard, who is moving on to become CEO at Danish steel specialist Bladt Industries.