Suitable for any wind force



Integrated People Solutions, (IPS), has worked in the automotive space, enjoying the challenges of highly dynamic and variable markets. The ups and downs of the automotive industry are well known and drive the industry to be very near bleeding edge on many technologies including supply chain, metals, manufacturing, and IT. We enjoy seeing players who invest and push these boundaries and ZF Friedrichshafen AG is one of those companies. When they posted this pre-view of upcoming transmission technology, it really resonated with our team, as we had an “ah ha” moment that ZF would be in the wind turbine transmission space, and we love the sustainbility aspect and vision they show.


ZF_logo_blue  Suitable for any wind force.  

ZF Wind Power Editors, September 27th, 2018

In a constantly evolving world, our renewable energy needs are growing. And with it growing, the importance of a reduced levelized cost of energy. Because of this growing energy need, turbine OEM’s are increasing the development rate of new and more powerful turbines, while boosting efficiency. ‘SHIFT’, ZF Wind Power’s modular gearbox platform, offers a cost efficient solution to support this trend. What is different about ‘SHIFT 6k’? Well, next to lower costs, this new platform variant guarantees higher performance, more flexibility and improved availability.


Enabling flexible turbine configurations… what does it mean?
Today, wind turbines are designed for specific wind conditions and locations. Thanks to the ‘SHIFT gearbox platform’, the way turbines are designed will change. Turbine OEM’s are now offered a broad range of gearbox torque specifications, all in the same validated physical design. This way, they can develop multiple turbine variants all supported by the same ‘SHIFT’ gearbox platform. The result? A wind turbine that better fits specific market needs in terms of output, cost and availability.


Wind turbine manufacturers search for high flexibility for new onshore and offshore turbines to significantly reduce the cost of wind energy. ‘SHIFT’ is the answer. Through the combination of advanced production and latest innovations, ZF Wind Power can offer a new variant: ‘SHIFT 6k’. This newborn is the most powerful gearbox platform for onshore wind turbines, while also covering offshore markets. The platform has an optimal torque density, powering new generation wind turbines from 4.5MW up to 7MW and rotor diameters of up to 180m.
“The new platform covers the dynamics of the wind market, safeguards specific customer requirements and reduces time-to-market significantly.”

— Jan Willem Ruinemans, Head of ZF Wind Power



Integrated People Solutions is an executive placement firm in Denver, Colorado, and is part of the Kennedy Executive Network


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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

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Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

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