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Wärtsilä appoints Sushil Purohit as Energy Business Vice President for Area Americas

19 November 2019 at 15:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation, Local press release in Americas

The technology group Wärtsilä announces the appointment of Sushil Purohit as Vice President for Area Americas within the company’s Energy Business. The appointment takes effect from 1 January, 2020. He will be based in Houston, Texas.

Mr Purohit joined Wärtsilä in 1998 and has served in various management level positions in different countries in Asia and Europe. Most recently he has served as Vice President for the company’s Energy Business in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He has played a leading role in successfully developing a sustainable business for Wärtsilä in that region, which has become an increasingly important market for the company’s power generating solutions and services.

“I see Mr Purohit as a very inspirational leader with a great experience in creating customer value. He is very appreciated both by employees and customers and has demonstrated great value creation during his long career in Wärtsilä. I want to thank Mr Purohit for the great contribution in Middle East and Asia and welcome him to lead Wärtsilä Energy in Americas,” said Marco Wirén, President, Energy Business at Wärtsilä.

“It is an exciting role and I feel honoured. Wärtsilä, with its smart solutions and services, is poised to play an important role in the great transformation that the energy market is going through. It will be a privilege to work in one of the most vibrant markets and to lead a great team that possess deep knowledge of energy transition,” commented Sushil Purohit.

In his new position, Mr Purohit will be focused on leading Wärtsilä’s growth in the North and South American markets, with particular attention to the industry’s increasing use of energy from renewable sources, notably wind and solar. Wärtsilä’s fast-starting and flexible combustion engine solutions as well as energy storage solutions provide outstanding power system balancing to allow greater adoption of renewable energy.

For more information, please contact:

Sushil Purohit
Vice President, Middle East, Asia & Australia 
Wärtsilä Energy Business
Tel. +65 6267 4280 

Mirja-Maija Santala
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wärtsilä Energy Business
Tel: +358 400 793 827

Wärtsilä Energy Business in brief 
Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an energy system integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering comprises engine-based flexible power plants – including liquid gas systems – hybrid solar power plants, energy management systems and storage and integration solutions. We support our customers over the lifecycle of their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world. www.wartsila.com/energy

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.www.wartsila.com