John Leahy joins GEV Wind Power board to support its growth ambitions

David Fletcher, GEV Wind Power CEO (right) welcomes John Leahy (left). (Courtesy: GEV)

GEV Wind Power recently announced the appointment of John Leahy to the Board of GEV Wind Power.

Leahy is a seasoned private equity executive with leadership experience across various disciplines enjoying an outstanding record of value enhancement across well-known companies including the luxury travel brand Tumi and Rank Hovis McDougall, owner of brands such as Hovis bread, Bisto gravy, and Mr Kipling cakes.

As chairman, he led the transformation and growth of LM Windpower from a local producer to the global No. 1 wind-turbine blade manufacturer with a turnover of 1.2 billion euros, producing approximately 20 percent of the world’s installed rotor blades.

“We are delighted to welcome John to the Board of GEV, bringing his 12 years of experience leading LM Wind Power to our organization,” said David Fletcher, CEO of GEV Wind Power. “We look forward to John helping us to shape our growth strategy going forward, with the aim of achieving our goal of being the global partner of choice to our clients, for all blade maintenance requirements.”

“I am thrilled to be re-engaging in the wind-energy sector and to have the opportunity to continue my focus on rotor blades and being part of the transformation of this area of maintenance over the coming years, as the industry continues to consolidate and mature,” Leahy said. “GEV is well supported and has an excellent platform to lead this process, and I am looking forward to working with David and his team.”

An independent service provider of blade-maintenance services, GEV Wind Power is recognized as one of the leading blade maintenance operators across its core markets of Europe and North America. GEV’s service offerings vary from straight forward surface conditioning to complex structural repairs using a range of access methods.