New Head of Business Development and Sales at GL Garrad Hassan


GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Christoph Thiel as its new head of business development and sales. He will be responsible for managing global sales and business development for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide, working from the head office in Hamburg. He started in his new position on March 1, 2012. “I am really looking forward to speaking with our clients around the world about what GL Garrad Hassan has to offer and how they can benefit from the synergies that are being created through the combined business segments of the GL Group,” he says.

“We are very pleased to have Christoph back at GL Garrad Hassan,” says Andrew Garrad, president. “His breadth of experience and deep understanding of the market will be extremely valuable in helping us to strengthen GL Garrad Hassan’s global presence.”

After studying electrical engineering Thiel joined WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog—now a part of GL Garrad Hassan—in 1998, where he carried out load and power performance measurements on wind turbines. He set up WINDTEST’s Spanish subsidiary in Madrid and was based in Spain for almost three years before returning to Germany to build the business development department for measurements and inspections at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog. After a short period elsewhere in the wind industry, Thiel has now returned to GL Garrad Hassan.

GL Garrad Hassan is one of the world’s largest dedicated renewable energy consultancies and a recognized technical authority on the subject. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products, and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal, and solar sectors. Although the GL Garrad Hassan name is new, the company has a rich heritage. It is borne of the integration of specialist companies that, united, form the renewable energy consulting division of the GL Group. GL Garrad Hassan is a consulting company; it has no equity stake in any device or project. This rule of operation is central to its philosophy, something which sets it apart from many of its competitors. For further information visit