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Broadwind Energy Appoints Brad Foote President

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April 1, 2010—

Daniel E. Schueller was appointed president of Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., the gearing systems business of Broadwind Energy, Inc. Schueller reports to Broadwind Energy CEO J. Cameron Drecoll.

"We are delighted to have Dan join our leadership team and expect that he will lead the gearing systems team with a robust combination of deep manufacturing experience, leadership skills and customer focus," Drecoll says. "As the anticipated upswing of the U.S. wind energy market creates new opportunities for Broadwind's precision gearing system business, Dan's proven success as an executive leader in manufacturing will be an asset to our customers and stockholders."

Before joining Broadwind Energy, Schueller served as vice president and general manager of Federal Signal Corporation's Vactor Manufacturing Inc., subsidiary, a leading manufacturer of municipal combination catch basin/sewer cleaning vacuum trucks. Prior to that, Schueller served in positions of increasing responsibility in operations with Tecumseh Products Company, a global manufacturer of compressors and related products.

Schueller has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master's degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, IA.  

Schueller comments, "I look forward to working with the Broadwind team as we capitalize on a rich heritage of more than 85 years of gearing leadership at Brad Foote."