Broadwind Announces New President at Brad Foote Gear Works


Broadwind Energy, Inc., has appointed Daniel E. Schueller as president of Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., the company’s gearing systems business, effective April 12, 2010. He will report to Broadwind Energy CEO Cam Drecoll. “We are delighted to have Dan join our leadership team and expect that he will lead the gearing systems team with a robust combination of deep manufacturing experience, leadership skills and customer focus,” according to J. Cameron Drecoll, CEO. “As the anticipated upswing of the U.S. wind energy market creates new opportunities for Broadwind’s precision gearing system business, Dan’s proven success as an executive leader in manufacturing will be an asset to our customers and stockholders.”

Prior to joining Broadwind Energy, Schueller served as vice president and general manager of Vactor Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation and a leading manufacturer of municipal combination catch basin/sewer cleaning vacuum trucks. He previously served in positions of increasing responsibility in operations with Tecumseh Products Company, a leading global manufacturer of compressors and related products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from St. Ambrose University. “I look forward to working with the Broadwind team as we capitalize on a rich heritage of more than 85 years of gearing leadership at Brad Foote,” Schueller says.

Broadwind Energy provides technologically advanced high-value products and services to the U.S. wind energy industry. Its product and service portfolio provides customers—including wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers, and wind farm operators—with access to a broad array of wind component and service offerings. They include wind turbine gearing systems, wind turbine structural towers, industrial products, technical services, precision repair and engineering services, and logistics. For more information go to