Cox, previously managing director, sales, global sales director (Americas), Dellner Bubenzer USA, will manage activities related to all worldwide wind products, including hydraulic units, accumulators, cylinders, brakes, and other equipment. He will oversee a team of regional sales directors—locations include Germany, Denmark, India, and China—and report directly to Jan-Willem Schoneveld, CCO, at Dellner Bubenzer Group.
Heavy-duty rotor, yaw, and pitch brakes are used in various wind energy applications. Rotor brakes are typically caliper style (active or passive) and Dellner offers rotor lock style pins (hydraulic, manual) for safety locking and maintenance purposes. Yaw brakes (active or passive) and sliding bearings along with special brakes are installed for pitch movement on the blades. The portfolio includes the whole Dellner Bubenzer (legacy Pintsch Bubenzer, JHS, Dellner) and Dellner Hydratech (legacy Hydratech Industries) ranges following ongoing group-level expansion.
Cox said: “The idea of leading the team globally and connecting our complete wind / renewables portfolio is very exciting. We have so many great people around the world, and we can now leverage my 15-plus years of renewables experience to connect the dots. Taking advantage of our global manufacturing centers [in Germany, Czech, India, and China] and support hubs [in North and South America, Europe, and Asia], we are well placed to influence this sector for a generation and beyond.”
He added: “Immediate challenges will be passing product knowledge down the supply chain, while short-term goals include growth of our installed base in on- and offshore applications.”
Dellner Bubenzer USA Inc., remember, recently named Richard Burgos head of sales—wind (Americas). Burgos is bilingual and oversees sales of the complete wind portfolio from the Dellner Bubenzer and Dellner Hydratech catalogs. He brings 25 years of experience, having spent the last decade with a primary focus on business development in Latin markets for one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers. Burgos is part of a wider global team of sales and technical professionals.
Schoneveld said: “In the last months, we have been working to improve our portfolio and our company position for wind. We have found in Joel Cox the right person to lead the complete wind division. In his previous 10 years within the Dellner Bubenzer Group, Joel has orchestrated a winning team in the Americas, while playing a significant role in growing our brand with consultant engineers and developing new markets of growth. Joel has nearly 30 years knowledge in the crane industry and 15 years in the renewable energy and power generating sector.”