People: Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWSYF.PK)
6 Mar 2014
Bjarne Hansen, Knud
Mr. Knud Bjarne Hansen has served as Member of the Board of Directors, Employee Representative at Vestas Wind Systems A/S since June 26, 2012. He has been Senior Vice President of Vestas Wind Systems A/S since 2013. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Turbines R&D at the Company from 2012 until 2013. He was previously President of Vestas Towers A/S within the Company between 2005 and 2012. He joined the Company in 1989. Between 1973 and 1975, he worked as Marine Engineer at Blaesbjerg & Co. He was also Marine Engineer of Royal Danish Navy (North Atlantic Ocan) from 1975 until 1976, Operational Engineer at Danfoss A/S in 1976, Chief Engineer at Bech Rederierne A/S from 1978 until 1979, Marine Superintendent at Bech Engineering A/S between 1979 and 1981, Site Manager at B&S Environmental Engineering A/S from 1981 until 1983, Q/A Senior Quality Inspector at NGS/S&Q Tech A/S from 1983 until 1984, Marine Superintendent at Bech Engineering A/S from 1984 until 1988, International Purchaser at Inter Aqua A/S between 1988 and 1989, Head of Project Department at Vestas Danish Wind Technology A/S (1989-1995), Head of Project- & Technology Transfer Department at Vestas Wind Systems A/S (1995-1998), Vice President (VP) of Project- & Technology Transfer Department at the Company (1998-2001), Group Service Manager at the Company (2001-2003), VP of Technical Support & Projects at Vestas Int. Wind Technology A/S (2003-2004) and VP of Project Logistics & Engineering at Vestas American Wind Technology Inc. (2004-2005). He was Mechanical Fitter at HECO A/S in 1973. He has knowledge of steel and tower production, global procurement, technology transfer, services and infrastructure business and cross-cultural strategic management. In 1973 he was Mechanical Fitter at Heco A/S and he became Mechanist at Fredericia School of Marine Engineering and in 1978 he became Marine Engineer at the Aarhus School of Marine Engineering at Aarhus University (Aarhus Universitet), both in Denmark.
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