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Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering

Wallace Lafferty chosen to lead technology and product development at Renewable NRG Systems.

Renewable NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has hired Wallace Lafferty to join the executive management team in the role of vice president of engineering. Lafferty is responsible for overseeing Renewable NRG Systems’ engineering organization — leading the development of new products and providing technical direction throughout the company.

Lafferty brings more than 30 years of combined experience in the wind energy, aerospace, and defense industries. Prior to joining Renewable NRG Systems, he served as the vice president of operations for Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas. He also held senior-level management positions with Vestas Technology R&D Americas, and he was the head of design quality control for AREVA Multibrid in Germany.
“We are keen to have Wally join us,” said Justin Wheating, president of Renewable NRG Systems. “He has the strategic vision and tactical knowledge we are looking for to take our engineering skills to the next level. We look forward to working with him to continue to develop new products and solutions for our customers.”

Lafferty holds two patents in wind energy technology, with several others in progress. His undergraduate work, begun at the University of South Carolina, was completed in broadcast engineering at the Radio Engineering Institute. He has pursued additional coursework in mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University, advanced configuration management at George Washington University, and offshore wind energy technology at the Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands.

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