Stephanie Kushner Appointed to Broadwind Energy’s Board of Directors

CICERO, Ill., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN) announced today the appointment of Stephanie Kushner, the Company’s Interim President and CEO and CFO, to its Board of Directors.

Broadwind’s Chairman of the Board, David Reiland, stated, “Stephanie has made a strong contribution at Broadwind. Her more than 30 years of global industrial business leadership, and more than 10 years of board experience, make her a valuable addition to the Board.”

Kushner, 60, has been the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2009. Prior to joining Broadwind, she served as CFO of publicly traded Federal Signal Corporation for six years, and as Vice President - Treasury and Corporate Development at FMC Technologies Corporation. Before that, she held several global finance leadership positions with FMC Corporation, and earlier positions with Homestake Mining and Cypress Minerals. Kushner holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Douglass College at Rutgers University.

About Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) applies decades of deep industrial expertise to innovate integrated solutions for customers in the energy and infrastructure markets. From gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas and mining applications, to wind towers and industrial weldments, we have solutions for the energy needs of the future. With facilities throughout the central U.S., Broadwind Energy's talented team is committed to helping customers maximize performance of their investments—quicker, easier and smarter. Find out more at

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