Heavy-duty brake manufacturer Dellner Bubenzer USA Inc. has named Richard Burgos head of sales—wind (Americas).
Burgos is bilingual and will oversee sales of the complete wind portfolio from the Dellner Bubenzer and Dellner Hydratech catalogs. He brings 25 years of experience, having spent the last decade with a primary focus on business development in Latin markets for one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers.
Burgos said: “I want to become an expert at renewable energy and, eventually, take that experience to educate the next generation of sales professionals. Sustainability is the way to go, and renewable energy is a fundamental foundation to using less fossil fuel. The wind industry is still in the infancy of implementation, and many countries are looking to either expand or implement renewable energy. This position allows me to pioneer ongoing adoption of these principles, supported by a world-class suite of products.”
Burgos started in sales after completing a term in the U.S. Marine Corps. His first job was selling consumer electronics before transitioning into wireless platforms, internet of things, data analytics, and eventually joining General Electric. There, he became global account director, managing the largest pump manufacturing company globally; and was promoted to director of sales—Latin America for GE Power Conversion.
Heavy-duty rotor, yaw, and pitch brakes are used in various wind energy applications. Rotor brakes are typically caliper style (active or passive) and Dellner offers rotor lock style pins (hydraulic, manual) for safety locking and maintenance purposes. Yaw brakes (active or passive) and sliding bearings along with special brakes are installed for pitch movement on the blades. However, Burgos will represent the whole Dellner Bubenzer (legacy Pintsch Bubenzer, JHS, Dellner) and Dellner Hydratech (legacy Hydratech Industries) ranges following ongoing group-level expansion.
Joel Cox, managing director, sales, global sales director (Americas), Dellner Bubenzer USA, said: “Few people acknowledge that, by country, we are behind only China right now for the most installed capacity. That means, as a manufacturer of high performance disc and drum brakes for severe duty applications, we must position ourselves accordingly—and we’re doing just that. We see our wind energy business doubling in quick time, but we need the right leadership—like Richard—to realize that potential.”
Burgos has been married for 24 years with two daughters and lives on the outskirts of New York City. He enjoys cooking and gardening.