Chief Executive Officer
Peter Wells is an accomplished power industry executive, bringing over three decades of global leadership experience in renewable energy products and services and manufacturing.
Peter joins Smart Wires from GE Renewable Energy, where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Onshore Wind for the Europe and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Region for two years. During his tenure, GE went from sixth to third in the market, doubling its volume and market reach.
Peter had previously held the role of Senior Vice President and COO for Services and Projects with Vestas Americas. In this role, he was responsible for all Projects & Services operations in the US and Canada and led the integration of UpWind Solutions into the broader service organization, improving top-line growth and margins, establishing the Vestas repowering model for the US, and introducing new operating models with digital tools. Prior to Vestas, Peter had spent five years with UpWind, where he was CEO, growing the business 10X to create the leading Independent Service Provider in the US, before successfully selling the business to Vestas in 2015.
Before joining UpWind, Peter spent ten years with GE in various roles, including Six Sigma, Marketing, Parts GM, and VP New Plant Project Operations in different GE Energy business units.
Peter, who is originally from the UK, previously spent time at a variety of European companies, mostly in the EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) space as a Chartered Surveyor, dealing with the commercial management of large and complex infrastructure projects.
Peter has a Bachelors Degree in Science for Quantity Surveying from The Nottingham Trent University and was a certified Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.