New Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Christoph Thiel as its new Head of Business Development and Sales. Mr. Thiel will be responsible for managing global sales and business development for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide, working from the Head Office in Hamburg. He started in his new position on 1 March 2012.

"I am really looking forward to speaking with our clients around the world about what GL Garrad Hassan has to offer and how they can benefit from the synergies that are being created through the combined business segments of the GL Group." said Christoph Thiel.

"We are very pleased to have Christoph back at GL Garrad Hassan. His breadth of experience and deep understanding of the market will be extremely valuable in helping us to strengthen GL Garrad Hassan's global presence," said Andrew Garrad, President of GL Garrad Hassan.

After studying electrical engineering Christoph Thiel joined WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog, now a part of GL Garrad Hassan, in 1998, where he carried out load and power performance measurements on wind turbines. Mr. Thiel set up WINDTEST's Spanish subsidiary in Madrid and was based in Spain for almost three years before returning to Germany to build the Business Development department for Measurements & Inspections at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog. After a short period elsewhere in the wind industry, Christoph Thiel has now returned to GL Garrad Hassan.

About GL Garrad Hassan

GL Garrad Hassan is one of the world's largest dedicated renewable energy consultancies and a recognised technical authority on the subject. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products, and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the GL Garrad Hassan name is new, the company has a rich heritage. It is borne of the integration of specialist companies that, united, form the renewable energy consulting division of the GL Group. GL Garrad Hassan is a consulting company; it has no equity stake in any device or project. This rule of operation is central to its philosophy, something which sets it apart from many of its competitors. For further information, please visit

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