Global renewables developer RES has named former Vestas regional chief Eduardo Medina as its new group CEO.

Medina will take charge at UK-based RES on 1 November, replacing current chief executive Ivor Catto who is retiring after five years in the job, according to a statement from RES.

Medina left Vestas in the summer less than a year after being named president of Vestas North America by the wind OEM giant to replace long-serving previous incumbent Chris Brown.