Rorry Phillips joins blade maintenance specialist GEV Wind Power US as VP of HR & Resourcing
GEV Wind Power has announced the appointment of Rorry Phillips as VP of HR & Resourcing at GEV Wind Power US LLC (GEV).
Rorry Phillips has over 25 years of human resources and business leadership in a variety of industries. His experience includes working in Private-Equity backed firms, similar to GEV, where he has been part of several mergers and acquisitions
Previously, Rorry was the VP of Human Resources and Corporate Administration for more than a decade at Shermco Industries, an electrical power services company that included up-tower wind generation services.
He brings a wealth of experience with Recruiting, Employee Benefits, Talent Development, Compensation Planning and Organizational Effectiveness to the GEV business. Additionally, he is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources, licensed as a Life and Health Insurance Agent, and a Master Certified Facilitator of Human Performance.
Rorry is a graduate of TCU and lives with his wife and teenage Daughter in Irving, Texas, with another Son who has recently started his college education in Florida. Rorry will be reporting directly to Paul Idziak, US CEO and we will be supporting him to work peripatetically from his house in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Paul Idziak, US CEO commented,
“I am thrilled that we have attracted Rorry to our organization and having worked together at Shermco, I am confident that he will be a key driver in helping us to deliver our goal of being the number one wind ISP, attracting the industries leading talent to GEV. I am looking forward to working with Rorry and the wider GEV team over the coming months to shape our US talent acquisition and retention strategy for the future and kick start our engagement with technicians ready for what promises to be a very busy 2022”.
David Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of GEV Wind Power Lab Group spoke about the appointment:
“We are delighted to welcome Rorry to the business, bringing his many years of HR and recruiting experience to our US business, where we have a clear strategy to build up our US-based technician talent pool over the coming years. We look forward to Rorry helping us to drive our US growth strategy going forward, with the aim of achieving our goal of being the partner of choice to our North American based clients, for all their turbine maintenance requirements”.
GEV provides high-value blade repair and maintenance services to wind farm manufacturers and operators in the UK, Europe and the US, operating both onshore and in complex offshore environments. Wind turbine blades are susceptible to erosion and weather damage, which affects aerodynamic efficiency and reduces their energy production (and can sometimes stop the turbine from operating altogether). GEV specialises in providing expert technicians to repair blades, reducing downtime and maximising production. It has repaired over 5,000 turbines to date across multi-brand platforms – and with turbines increasing in size and rotating faster, making them more prone to damage, GEV has a vital role to play in supporting the growth and resilience of this sector.