MHI Vestas Offshore Wind makes first U.S. market hire

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Jason Folsom

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has appointment of Jason Folsom as National Director of Sales, U.S. He is the company’s first official hire in the U.S. market.

“I have been watching with great interest how MHI Vestas has approached the U.S. market,” said Folsom. “I feel the company has been very strategic in their approach to the market. No doubt they have a great product for the market and are extremely committed to developing a U.S. footprint once they have visibility on the project side, and that really appealed to me. I think the company is just the tonic for advancing the offshore wind industry in the U.S.”

“With the appointment of Jason Folsom, we are pleased to welcome one of the most experienced U.S. offshore wind industry veterans in our team,” said Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas.”We believe that the U.S. offshore wind industry is about to start a very exciting journey. We are committed to working with our partners to contribute with our latest technology to the transformation of the Energy sector, particularly in the north eastern states.”

Folsom joins MHI Vestas after having spent 10 years leading the U.S. offshore wind operations for another turbine manufacturer. News of his appointment comes hard on the heels of MHI Vestas’ naming as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Vineyard Wind Project, which will see the company bring its industry-leading V164-9.5 MW turbine to the U.S. market.

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