TPI announces new senior management

TPI Composites has added senior managers, opens holding company headquarters office in Arizona.

TPI Composites Inc. (Warren, R.I.), a manufacturer of large-scale composite structures for the wind energy, transportation, and military vehicle markets, announced on December 17 that it has added four new members to its senior management team to support its recent growth. TPI has also announced the opening of a holding company headquarters office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Additions to TPI's Arizona-based leadership team include Kevin Woodward, who has joined TPI as the holding company chief financial officer. Woodward last served as CFO for Cormark, Inc., and brings strong experience in international operations, finance and enterprise systems, with particular emphasis in Asia.

Chris Lambert will join TPI serving as business unit manager for the company's wind blade business. Lambert has been part of the wind energy industry for 10 years in management roles at Mitsubishi Power Systems, GE Energy, and Enron Wind.

Coburn Pharr has joined the TPI team as group operations director. In this role, Pharr is responsible for operations of TPI's new wind blade plants in Taicang, China, and Newton, Iowa. Pharr has been in operations leadership positions for over 14 years for companies including Wilbert, Nypro and Molex..

Randall Stout will serve as TPI's director of materials with worldwide sourcing responsibility. Stout brings more than 20 years of materials and logistics management knowledge to TPI. His experience includes roles in the composites industry with Cytec Fiberite and Hitco.

In addition to the new Arizona-based holding company headquarters, TPI Composites operates its founding location in Warren, R.I., as well as factories in Springfield, Ohio; Juarez, Mexico; Taicang, China; and its latest newest facility in Newton, Iowa. TPI's Arizona offices will serve to support these facilities and will not change their day-to-day operations.

"We are very pleased to have added such great talent to the TPI leadership team in order to keep pace with our rapid growth. Our Arizona holding company headquarters office will provide a central base to reach out to our various operations, customers, and suppliers around the world,"stated TPI President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Lockard. "Our company was founded in Warren, Rhode Island, and our roots remain strong there. As we grow, we have built on that tradition and work hard to play a positive role in all of our communities. Together, all of TPI's operations provide our customers with a source of competitive advantage.”