Danish wind group Vestas has hired senior GE executive Chris Beaufait as its new president for Asia Pacific & China.
Beaufait joins Vestas on 1 April from his current post as president and
general manager of GE Aviation in China.
The appointment of Beaufait fills the gap left by former Asia Pacific
& China supremo Jens Tommerup, who last year moved to become CEO of the new
Vestas-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offshore joint venture.
US citizen Beaufait, who also becomes a Vestas group senior
vice-president, succeeds regional chief operating officer (COO) Danny Nielsen, who
has been leading the operation in the interim and continues in his COO role.
Araluce, chief sales officer for Vestas, said: “Based on his
experience, commitment and extensive accomplishments during his career at GE,
he is well qualified to build on Vestas’ Asia Pacific & China achievements
and we look forward to the many contributions he will make to the region and to