Broadwind Energy Names David E. Janek President of Gearing Business

  Broadwind Energy Names David E. Janek President of Gearing Business

Business Wire

CICERO, Ill. -- March 15, 2013

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) named David E. Janek as president of its
Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc. subsidiary, effective Monday, April 1, 2013.

Broadwind Energy President and CEO Peter C. Duprey said, “We are delighted to
have Dave Janek on our team. His deep experience with global industrial
manufacturers, expertise in operations and understanding of the
commercial-side of the business will help us expand the market presence of our
gearing offering while we build customer intimacy.”

Prior to joining Broadwind, Janek served as chief financial officer at
Pettibone, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial products,
including lift equipment and process machinery. Previously, he served as
president of Federal Signal Corporation’s Safety and Security Systems Group, a
$250 million business with 1,000 employees and a global footprint. Prior to
this, he held senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility at
Federal Signal, Zellweger Analytics and Woodhead Industries. Janek started his
career as an auditor at Deloitte.

He holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science
degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.

Janek said, “I look forward to leading the Brad Foote team in the execution of
our strategy to drive profitability and cash flow, improve capacity
utilization, further diversify our industrial customer base and expand our
focus from loose gearing to enclosed drives.”

Janek replaces Daniel Schueller, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.
Duprey stated, “We thank Dan for his many contributions to the business and
wish him well in his future endeavors.”

About Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ: BWEN) applies decades of deep industrial expertise
to innovate integrated solutions for customers in the energy and
infrastructure markets. From gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas
and mining applications, to wind towers, to comprehensive remanufacturing of
gearboxes and blades, to operations and maintenance services and industrial
weldments, we have solutions for the energy needs of the future. With
facilities throughout the U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team of 800
employees is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their
investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at www.bwen.com.

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impact of regulation on our end-markets, including the wind energy industry in
particular; the sufficiency of our liquidity and working-capital; our
restructuring plans and the associated cost-savings; our ability to preserve
and utilize our tax net operating loss carry-forwards; and other risks and
uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

Contact:

Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Media Contact:
John Segvich, 708.780.4825
john.segvich@bwen.com
 
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