PMSS Hires Senior Vice President
PMSS America, Inc., the US division of leading global renewable energy consulting firm TÜV SÜD PMSS, has announced the appointment of Doug Pfeister to the role of Senior Vice President as the firm gears up in response to further growth in the US offshore wind industry.
Doug officially started at the company this week and will work alongside the growing team out of their New York City offices. The company has been active full-time in the US market for nearly 4 years, working with developers, turbine vendors, investors and government.
Founded over two-decades ago, the UK-based company was one of pioneers of renewable energy consulting in Europe, and is recognized as an industry leader in offshore projects.
Doug joins TÜV SÜD PMSS from the Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC), where, as Acting President, he worked to promote offshore wind development by representing the interests of developers and firms working throughout the growing supply chain.
Previously he worked for offshore wind developer NRG Bluewater Wind, leading siting and permitting across the company and helping to negotiate the first offshore wind power purchase agreement in Delaware.
An advocate of progressive offshore wind policies, he successfully lobbied, along with other offshore wind proponents, for the New Jersey Offshore Wind Development Act of 2010, a highly influential state law that has supported the establishment and growth of US offshore wind to date.
“Doug is a highly driven individual and a staunch advocate of offshore wind in the United States – and he is going to fit right in with the rest of our outstanding team here in the US,” said Sebastian Chivers, a Director and head of the North America business.
“His experience and regulatory knowledge, having played a key role in the development of the first projects off the East Coast, will be an invaluable asset to TÜV SÜD PMSS as we look to support the growth of a domestic industry and strengthen our local capabilities for our clients.”
Chivers went onto say: “I strongly believe in the power of global experience, but that has to be combined with a local market perspective and a detailed understanding of the regulatory system.”
“We bring the tools and lessons learnt from 20 years in Europe through a dedicated local workforce. We have always been known for rolling our sleeves up and providing results on projects, rather than reports that sit in a draw gathering dust.”
“I’m confident that this hands-on experience guiding projects to completion, in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of the US sector, gives TÜV SÜD PMSS a fairly unique offering in this exciting market.”
Press release, September 11, 2014; Image: pmss