GL Renewables Certification appointed Rüdiger Urhahn as Vice President Project Management & Sales, with responsibility for worldwide customer management in the area of certification services, in January 2012. In addition to sales duties, Mr Urhahn has been given the task of overseeing all customer projects relating to wind, solar and marine energy. GL Renewables Certification is one of the leading certification bodies in the renewable energies sector, particularly in respect of type, component and project certification as well as design assessment.
Urhahn has extensive professional experience in project management and international sales. With a degree in aerospace engineering, he has spent the past 20 years overseeing international projects in a variety of senior management roles. "Ensuring that certification runs smoothly can make a significant contribution to improving the economic viability of wind turbines and wind parks. GL Renewables Certification assists in these projects through its capacity to manage complex project interrelationships and its understanding of the technical challenges. This enables us to ensure that our customers have short project development times, minimal overall risks and substantially reduced costs", says Urhahn. "Customer satisfaction and customer focus are paramount for me in my new position."