Industry Veteran to Lead Next-Generation Wind Turbine Company

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Northern Power Systems www.northernpower.com, a next-generation wind turbine company, announced today that Troy Patton has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Patton previously served as President of the Utility Wind business at Northern Power Systems (NPS).

“We are very pleased to appoint Troy Patton as President and CEO of NPS,” said John Simon, Chairman of the Board. “Over the past few years Troy has led the successful development of the NPS 2.3MW permanent magnet direct drive wind turbine, and he is an industry veteran who has earned the respect of the Board, our employees and our customers.”

Since joining NPS in April 2009, Mr. Patton has served as President of both the Utility Wind and Distributed Wind businesses. He brings over 20 years of experience in the power generation industry. Prior to NPS, Troy was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Products for Vestas Wind Systems. Before Vestas, Patton served in numerous technical and leadership roles at General Electric’s Gas Turbine and Wind Turbine businesses.

“I am very excited to be stepping into my new role at NPS,” said Patton. “In addition to building our Utility Wind franchise, I look forward to managing the global expansion of our industry-leading Distributed Wind business.”

The Board of Directors also expresses its gratitude to John Danner, former President and CEO, and Parthiv Amin, former President, Distributed Wind, both of whom are leaving the Company. Mr. Danner and Mr. Amin were instrumental in leading the success of NPS since 2008 and 2010, respectively.

For more information visit www.northernpower.com.