Siemens Gamesa appoints new CEO

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Markus Tacke as its new CEO. He succeeds Ignacio Martín, who announced in April he would step down following the successful merge and integration of Siemens Wind Power and […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Markus Tacke as its new CEO.

He succeeds Ignacio Martín, who announced in April he would step down following the successful merge and integration of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa to form a giant industry player.

Mr Tacke has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and power generation sectors and has held a number of senior executive positions in the industry.

Before the merger, Markus Tacke served for four years as CEO of Siemens Wind Power.

In addition, from between 2014 and 2016 he served as Chairman of WindEurope, the association for Europe’s wind power industry.

Mr Tacke said: “I am honored that the Board has entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as CEO. We are already a leader in the renewable energy marketplace but we have much work ahead of us.

“Our priorities are clear; delivering on our projects, winning new business and creating a company culture focused on engineering excellence and vigorous cost management.”

Siemens also partnered with an investment group to advance cleantech innovation in Canada.