SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 3, 2008 –- Industrial services provider MISCOR Group, Ltd. (OTC BB: MIGL) today announced it has named Mike White as Product Line Manger - Wind Power Services for Magnetech Industrial Services, which is a unit of MISCOR's industry-leading Repair, Remanufacturing and Manufacturing Division (RRM). White brings more than 15 years of experience in engineering, management and sales to his new role with Magnetech Industrial Services.
White was most recently with GE Transportation's Wind Power Group, where he served as Product Manager for aftermarket Wind Power Products and Services, a wind power group unit focused on up-tower and factory repair of turbine drive-train components. In this capacity, white developed and implemented a number of management and engineering-focused programs while rolling out GE Transportation's field service program for Wind Power. Previously, White served as a senior application engineer for Advanced Application Development/Wind Energy with The Timken Company, where he also led an engineering team focused on ultra-large wind bearing manufacturing and performed extensive wind turbine application analyses to increase turbine performance.
White began his career with the United States Navy as a nuclear technician/operator on the submarine USS Augusta, managed a division of 16 mechanical technicians in the operation and maintenance of the fast attacks sub's nuclear reactor plant.
“Mike's broad range of engineering and management experience in the power generation industry will be a valuable asset to Magnetech Industrial Services as we continue to position MISCOR as a growing leader in the wind generation market. In addition, the strong leadership skills he honed while an officer in the Navy make him a welcome addition to our leadership team,” said Bernie DeWees, President of Magnetech Industrial Services.
In his new role with Magnetech Industrial Services, White will be responsible for managing the field service operations including for all wind power related equipment, on-site and in-shop repairs. He will also be involved in further developing the company's 3-D Asset Management System for the wind power industry, and developing new tools and techniques to accelerate the use of predictive and preventative maintenance processes.
“Mike's proven expertise in the renewable energy field will be a tremendous asset to our customers and our organization as we continue to invest in the enormous potential of wind generation,” said John Martell, President and CEO of MISCOR. “Our leadership team continues to grow in depth and focus in this important field, and Mike will play a key role in helping to drive our national reputation as a leader in both industrial services and alternative energy repair.”
White holds bachelor degrees of science in mechanical and materials engineering from the University of Connecticut.
South Bend, Ind.-based MISCOR Group, Ltd. (OTC BB: MIGL) provides electrical and mechanical solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers through two segments: RRM (repair, remanufacturing and manufacturing) segment, which provides maintenance and repair services for industrial motors, generators and lifting magnets, and diesel engine component manufacturing, remanufacturing and repair services; and CES (construction and engineering services) segment, which provides a wide range of electrical and mechanical contracting services and engineering and repair services for electrical power distribution systems. In 2007, MISCOR entered the wind power industry through its acquisition of 3-D Service, Ltd., providing up-tower and in-shop wind power service including comprehensive inspections; filter and lubricant replacement; bearing and slip ring replacement; coupling and gearbox service; balancing and alignment; predictive maintenance, and equipment repair and remanufacturing. MISCOR was ranked on the Inc. 500 in 2004 and 2005 and has grown to more than 600 employees in 14 locations nationwide.
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