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Aarhus N, Denmark, 2013/09/16 - Marco Graziano has been appointed new Group Senior Vice President of Vestas and President of Vestas Mediterranean. Graziano who in recent years has worked as SVP South-East Asia Pacific at Alstom, enters into the new position on October 15.
Marco Graziano, 56, is an Italian national with extensive international background and decades of experience in the power generation and transmission distribution industry, where he held various management positions in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. He has most recently served as Senior Vice President at Alstom, a global company within power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, where he has been leading the group’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Graziano succeeds Juan Araluce, former President of Vestas Mediterranean, who has been serving as Chief Sales Officer of Vestas Wind System A/S since January 2012.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Graziano as the new President of Vestas Mediterranean. Based on his experience, commitment and extensive accomplishments in the power generation and transmission distribution industry, as well as international fit, he is well qualified to build on Vestas Mediterranean achievements and we look forward to the many contributions he will make to the region and to our company,” comments Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind System A/S.
“I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to working in the diverse Vestas Mediterranean markets. In my new role, my focus will be on continuing unlocking the region’s business potential by working with the many dedicated and talented Vestas employees, whom I look forward to meeting in the coming weeks and with whom I am willing to go the extra mile for all our stakeholders,” Graziano said.
“Through my broad international business background I am well aware of what is needed to succeed in a competitive market and that is the right mixture of customer proximity, technological know-how, expertise, track record and committed people. Vestas has all of those assets and I look forward to joining the company and further build on its leadership position,” Graziano concluded.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ almost 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 57 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.