Grybowski to step down from Orsted U.S. role

PROVIDENCE – Jeffery Grybowksi, Co-CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, is stepping down from his position Wednesday.

Grybowski is the founder of Deepwater Wind LLC, the developer of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The company was purchased by Orsted A/S in 2018 for $510 million.

“A decade ago, I started on this quest to establish a prominent place for offshore wind in America’s energy future. Rhode Island provided the leadership with the first project, and I’m proud to say that offshore wind’s time is now here. I am honored to have played a role in making that happen. Orsted is a world-class company and one of the leaders in creating a green energy future for our world,” said Grybowski.

The company said that there is no change in the company’s commitments to its Providence office expansion, investments and job commitments.

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The Orsted U.S. executive leadership team now consists of CEO Thomas Brostrøm, president and head of project development David Hang and Chief Operating Officer, EPC and Operations Claus Bøjle Møller. Brostrøm is also CEO of Orsted North America.

“Jeff is one of the pioneers of the offshore wind industry in the U.S, and his achievements are respected across the industry,” said Brostrøm in a statement. “He built an outstanding company at Deepwater Wind and we thank him for his contributions in helping Ørsted build the leading offshore wind platform in America. We wish him great success in the next phase of his journey.”