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Vardis Again Supports Senvion and Centerbridge

Vardis Proud To Support the Senvion in Appointing David Hardy as the new Chief Commercial Officer of Senvion

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Senvion appoints David Hardy as the new Commercial Officer.

David Hardy has 27 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Senvion, he worked at various senior positions at Vestas for seven years and at General Electric for ten years. During his time at Vestas, he played a key role in growing the market share and building a solid franchise in the US market. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA in Finance & Management from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. 

In May 2018, following the departure of CEO Jürgen Geissinger, David Hardy stepped in to become interim-CEO, running the German manufacturer alongside Chief Financial Officer Manav Sharma, while a new CEO was found.

Senvion  is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location - with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.33 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The Senvion systems are mainly designed in the major TechCenters in Osterrönfeld and Bangalore and manufactured at its German and Portuguese plants in Bremerhaven, Vagos and Oliveira de Frades as well as in Żory-Warszowice, Poland and Baramati, India. With approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 7,900 wind turbines around the world. The company's operational subsidiary Senvion GmbH is based in Hamburg and represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia, Japan, India, Chile and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Centerbridge, a multi-strategy private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and distressed securities with offices in New York and London, acquired Senvion, the €2bn revenue German offshore wind technology manufacturer early in 2015.

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