Jean-Marc Lechêne, has been appointed new chief operating officer (COO) at Vestas Wind Systems.
He will have responsibility for the company’s manufacturing and sourcing and his main task will be to ensure the cost out process on key technologies in close collaboration with Vestas’ R&D unit, Vestas Turbines R&D.
Jean-Marc Lechêne has considerable experience in the production industry, working in global leading companies in France, the USA, Canada and China. In Jean-Marc Lechêne’s previous positions he has had the operational responsibility for several factories and the task of redefining strategy and improving profitability.
Mr Lechêne, who holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree from École des Mines de Paris, a leading French engineering school, will move to Denmark on the 1st July 2012.
Ditlev Engel, President and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S underlines the importance of Jean-Marc Lechêne’s profile in making Vestas a profitable company:
“During his career, Jean-Marc has been working with several major cost out and restructuring projects, and this experience is vital for Vestas and the focus we have on ensuring that we make our key products more profitable. I also welcome Jean-Marc as part of the Vestas Executive Management team, and I look forward to the contributions he will bring to our company.”
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