Sioux Falls, S.D. June 27, 2016 – RENEW Energy, Inc. (RENEW) welcomes Darrin McCulloch, founder of Spin Trends, to their management team to lead and expand its current inspection services division. McCulloch has over sixteen years of industry knowledge and will provide RENEW the opportunity to open a service location in southeastern Washington. The hiring of McCulloch also helped RENEW attract a half dozen seasoned inspection technicians that formally worked with McCulloch. RENEW plans to consolidate its current inspection division under McCulloch’s leadership which could include nearly 20 technicians that have experience with over 40 different OEM asset platforms.
RENEW’s inspection services division will be based out of southeastern Washington and specialize in turbine inspection services with capabilities that include: gearbox and blade inspections, full asset end of warranty inspections and other due diligence services. RENEW also plans to use the Washington location to expand its service offerings into the Northwest.
“We are excited to have Darrin, Colette, and the inspection services technicians join the RENEW family,” said Jim Mikel, RENEW President. “They share our values, focus on customer service and place the same strong emphasis on quality and innovation that has served RENEW well since our beginning.”
Curt Eliason, RENEW’s VP of Remanufacturing and Specialty Services added, “We are proud to welcome Darrin and the Washington location to RENEW. Darrin has a proven track record in the wind industry and is a strong industry leader that will be a great addition to our management team. The Washington location is also a great fit for us as we expand our services into the Northwest.
McCulloch was introduced to wind in 2000, after working in the Aerospace industry for fifteen years developing and maintaining high dollar aircraft. In 2003, he and his wife Colette, founded Spin Trends and built it into one of the leading inspection firms in the US. In 2011, the McCulloch’s sold the company and managed the group until mid-May 2016.
“It is a pleasure to join RENEW,” said McCulloch. “When I think about joining the team of professionals RENEW has, I think of ‘family’. I’m eager to bring my talents to RENEW and help lead their inspection services division while expanding their professional services reach into the Northwest.”
About RENEW Energy, Inc.
RENEW Energy, Inc., founded in 2009 by wind energy industry veterans and backed by private equity investors, has matured into an employee-owned, industry leader based in the Midwest, with a national footprint. The company offers a wide variety of specialized services, including Construction & Field Services, Specialty Field Services, Gearbox Services, Infield/Up Tower Repairs, Remanufacturing, Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management, Supply Chain Services, Control Center Services, Composite/Blade Services, Mobile Oil Change Services, and Solar. RENEW staff is experienced, fully trained and familiar with each major wind turbine manufacturer, past and present. For more information, go to http://renewenergy.com
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