Winnipeg, September 22, 2010 - Poised to open new international markets for its vertical-axis wind turbines, Global Wind Group Inc. has hired John Fjeldsted as its President and CEO to oversee the company’s expansion. Fjeldsted’s appointment is an important step in the company’s growth as a designer, manufacturer and distributor of renewable energy producing wind turbines around the world.
“The world is at a tipping point in terms of demand for renewable energy,” said Fjeldsted. “Emerging economies around the globe are looking for solutions that can deliver energy reliably and at a low cost. Global Wind Group’s small and sturdy wind turbines are a perfect fit to help power many emerging nations into the next century.”
Fjeldsted is currently the Executive Director of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA), a post that he will retain part-time for the short-term as he takes up his new role with Global Wind Group. Prior to MEIA, he was with Manitoba Hydro for 35 years where he helped develop and deliver environmental management systems.