Mr Frank Donnelly appointed President, Wärtsilä North America

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 12 April 2007 at 16:00 UTC+2

Mr Frank W. Donnelly has been appointed President, Wärtsilä North America, Inc. as of March 27th, 2007. He is also continuing as Vice President, Power Plants in Wärtsilä North America.

After graduating from Rice University, Houston, Texas, Mr. Donnelly began his career with the French engine manufacturer, SACM, as its head of North American operations. During this period, he focused primarily on offshore generation for semi-submersibles and standby power for nuclear plants.

Mr Donnelly joined Wärtsilä in 1988 in connection wíth the acquisition of SACM. During the 90s, he was active in Wärtsilä’s Power Development and sales of power plants in Central America and Caribbean. He participated in the earliest independent power plant developments in the Caribbean Basin and led Wärtsilä’s installation of more than 2500 MW in the region.

After Wärtsilä introduced its gas technology in the late 80s, Mr. Donnelly has worked over the past six years to expand Wärtsilä’s North American involvement to extended peaking gas power plants which meet the shaping and intermediate needs of utilities and the industry.

“Our challenge today is to continue to provide our power partners with innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly energy solutions, while assuring reliable long term customer support. To do this, we are investing in our people worldwide and at all levels because, after all, it is through our network of dedicated Wärtsilä professionals that we are able to assure our commitment,” says Frank Donnelly regarding his new responsibility as the President of Wärtsilä in North America.

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 14,000 professionals manning 130 Wärtsilä locations in close to 70 countries around the world.

For further information, please contact:

Sabrina Garg
Marketing Specialist
Wärtsilä North America
Direct: +1 281 233 6209
Fax: +1 281 233 6233

Maria Nystrand
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425