Siemens CEO named to European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association has elected Markus Tacke, chief executive officer of Siemens Wind Power, as its new chairman.

Tacke was elected by EWEA's board of directors, which is comprised of corporate members, national associations and other organizations.

Upon his appointment, he said: "This is an exciting moment in time for the wind industry and I am looking forward to the task ahead. One of the first major challenges will be securing an ambitious 30 percent renewables target in the 2030 climate and energy framework to be agreed by heads of state and government. This will give the wind energy industry a springboard for the post-2020 environment."

Tacke took the helm at Siemens Wind Power, a division that specializes in wind turbine manufacturing, on August 1, 2013.

Since joining Siemens in 1998, he has also served as CEO of the Industrial Power Business Unit at the Energy Sector's Oil and Gas Division from October 2009. Prior to this, he was responsible for Siemens' work in industrial steam turbines.

"We are delighted to welcome Markus Tacke as our new president. We look forward to working with such an experienced individual at a pivotal juncture for the wind energy industry in Europe," EWEA CEO Thomas Becker said.

Tacke will succeed current EWEA President Andrew Garrad, who has served in the post in 2013 and 2014.

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