Peter Wells is Vice President of Vestas’ service operations in the United States and Canada, where he leads a team of over 1,500 employees with more than 17 GW of projects under long-term contract.
Prior to joining Vestas, he served as CEO of UpWind Solutions, Inc., the leading independent service provider in North America, where during his four year tenure he lead the company’s 4x growth to become the most successful ISP in the US market and guided it’s eventual acquisition by Vestas.
A board member of the American Wind Energy Association, Wells has 27 years of global experience in renewable energy, energy technology, energy services, power projects, construction engineering and consulting. This experience includes over a decade of service at GE, where he served in a number of roles within GE Energy, including Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, General Manager of Marketing, and Vice President of Parts Services for GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. During his tenure as the leader of the parts services business, Wells delivered substantial organic growth while significantly improving customer performance metrics.
Prior to joining GE in the United States, he had over 10 years of commercial operations and project management experience working for European companies in the UK, Belgium, and Asia that provided design and construction management services on large infrastructure projects around the world.
Wells graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and was elected a professional Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He received Six Sigma Black Belt certification and attended numerous leadership development courses at GE, including several residential courses at GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville, NY.