Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering, Wallace Lafferty

Wallace Lafferty 
Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has hired Wallace Lafferty to join the executive management team in the role of vice president of engineering. Lafferty is responsible for overseeing RNRG’s engineering organization—leading the development of new products and providing technical direction throughout the company.

“We are keen to have Wally join us. He has the strategic vision and tactical knowledge we are looking for to take our engineering skills to the next level,” noted Justin Wheating, president of RNRG. “We look forward to working with him to continue to develop new products and solutions for our customers.”

With more than 30 years of combined experience in the wind energy, aerospace, and defense industries, Lafferty was the managing director of Vestas Technology R&D Americas, the vice president of global research for Vestas Technology R&D, and the head of design quality control for AREVA Multibrid in Germany. Prior to joining Renewable NRG Systems, he served as the vice president of operations for Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas.

Lafferty holds two patents in wind energy technology, with several others in progress. His undergraduate work, begun at the University of South Carolina, was completed in broadcast engineering at the Radio Engineering Institute. He has pursued additional coursework in mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University, advanced configuration management at George Washington University, and offshore wind energy technology at the Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands.

“I am delighted to bring my recent experience in German offshore wind energy to Renewable NRG Systems, and I am very excited about the direction in which the company is headed,” said Lafferty.

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