SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TPI Composites, Inc., a leading global wind blade manufacturer, announced today the addition of three senior operations executives, including Mark McFeely as the company's Chief Operating Officer, T.J. Castle as Senior VP, North America Wind and Global Operations Excellence and Richard Yang as Senior VP, Asia. Wayne Monie, TPI's former COO, has moved into a new role as TPI's Chief Manufacturing Technology Officer and remains on the company's Board of Directors.
Steve Lockard, TPI's President and CEO, commented, "We are thrilled to add to TPI the global operations experience brought by these new executives. In their prior roles, Mark, TJ and Richard have run world class operations at highly regarded companies including Danaher, GE, Honeywell and SKF. They will help to enhance the performance of our operations as we continue to expand our operations globally, building on the great work done by Wayne and his team as they built our wind blade business over the last 15 years."
Mark McFeely, TPI's Chief Operating Officer added, "I am excited to be joining TPI at a time of strong global expansion. Our operations leadership team will apply our experience and best practices to standardize and continuously improve in areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost."
TPI launched its first dedicated wind blade factory in Juarez, Mexico in 2002. It added plants in China and Iowa in 2007 and 2008 then opened its first plant in Turkey in 2012. TPI has grown to more than 5,500 employees and more than 3 million square feet of manufacturing floor space across 11 plants in four countries.
About TPI Composites, Inc.
TPI Composites, Inc. is the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the wind energy market. TPI also provides structural composite products to the transportation market. TPI delivers high-quality, cost effective composite solutions through long term relationships with leading wind turbine manufacturers. TPI operates factories throughout the U.S., Mexico, China and Turkey. For more information about TPI, go to www.tpicomposites.com.
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