- Published: 20 August 2019 20 August 2019
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has announced it has hired former U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) officer Ed LeBlanc as manager of marine affairs. Mr. LeBlanc has over 40 years of experience in the USCG, most recently serving as the Chief of Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England since 2003.
In addition to his experience with waterway management, Mr. LeBlanc has institutional knowledge of how the offshore wind industry interacts with the marine community. Mr. LeBlanc has been a part of the USCG’s operations concerning offshore wind farms ever since the offshore wind industry began in the USA. With Mr. LeBlanc’s addition, Ørsted will bolster its marine community outreach efforts as its projects move closer to the construction phase. Outside of Ørsted’s outreach efforts, Mr. LeBlanc will help coordinate the company’s safety operations with the USCG.