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TPI Composites Overview

Scottsdale, AZ
10000+ employees
1968
Company - Public (TPIC)
Industrial Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
TPI Composites, Inc. (TPI) was founded in 1968 and have been providing composite wind blades since 2001. We are the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the high-growth wind energy market supporting global wind turbine ... Read more

Mission: We strive to be the preferred global structural composites supplier and partner to the top wind turbine OEMs. We innovate to expand the use of clean energy solutions while delivering exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders.

Company Updates

  • May 22, 2019 -- Each year TPI recognizes an Amazing Woman of Wind Energy (AWoWE) from each of our global regions. Today, the 6 winners attended the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) luncheon at the AWEA WINDPOWER conference with members of our executive team and one of our Board members, Philip Deutch.

  • May 8, 2019 -- TPI Composites, Inc., announced today that it has promoted William Siwek to President, effective May 8, 2019, and appointed Bryan Schumaker as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 13, 2019. Steven Lockard will continue to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of TPI.

    In his new role as President, Bill will oversee TPI’s global operations, finance, supply chain, legal, human resources and information technology functions. During Bill’s tenure as TPI’s Chief Financial Officer beginning in August 2013, TPI has grown its revenue from $215 million in 2013 to over $1 billion in 2018, secured a customer supply agreement pipeline of over $6 billion in potential contract revenue and completed an initial public offering in July 2016.

    In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Bryan will lead TPI’s finance, accounting and investor relations functions. Prior to joining TPI, Bryan served in various financial roles at First Solar, Inc. from April 2008 to May 2019, most recently as its Chief Accounting Officer from July 2015 to May 2019.

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TPI Composites – Why Work For Us?


We were founded in 1968 and have been providing composite wind blades since 2001. Our knowledge and experience of composite materials and manufacturing originates with our predecessor company, Tillotson Pearson Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance sail and powerboats along with a wide range of composite structures used in other industrial applications. We are headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we have expanded our global footprint to include domestic facilities in Newton, Iowa; Fall River, Massachusetts; Warren, Rhode Island; and Santa Teresa, New Mexico and international facilities in Dafeng, China; Taicang Port, China; Taicang City, China; Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China; Kolding, Denmark; Chennai, India; Juarez, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Izmir, Turkey.

We are the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades. We enable many of the industry’s leading wind turbine OEMs, who have historically relied on in-house production, to outsource the manufacturing of some of their wind blades through our global footprint of advanced manufacturing facilities strategically located to serve large and growing wind markets in a cost-effective manner. Given the importance of wind energy capture, turbine reliability and cost to power producers, the size, quality and performance of wind blades have become highly strategic to our OEM customers. As a result, we have become a key supplier to our OEM customers in the manufacture of wind blades and related precision molding and assembly systems. We have entered into long-term supply agreements pursuant to which we dedicate capacity at our facilities to our customers in exchange for their commitment to purchase minimum annual volumes of wind blade sets, which consist of three wind blades. This collaborative dedicated supplier model provides us with contracted volumes that generate significant revenue visibility, drive capital efficiency and allow us to produce wind blades at a lower total delivered cost, while ensuring critical dedicated capacity for our customers. We also leverage our advanced composite technology and history of innovation to supply high strength, lightweight and durable composite products to the transportation market.

Opportunity. It’s in the wind.

How does it feel to be part of the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the wind energy market? Exhilarating, engaging and extremely satisfying, all at the same time. We’re the future of renewable, sustainable energy. We’re on the cutting edge of our industry. And we’re growing at a rapid pace. There could not be a better time to join our team and help us shape the future.

Why TPI?

  • You can grow your career while having mobility throughout our global organization.
  • You’ll enjoy our collaborative team culture, exciting technology and engaging projects.
  • More than a stable organization, TPI is a leader in an industry that continues to grow.
  • Being part of a company in the wind energy industry that helps the environment is satisfying.

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Throughout all of our operations, TPI is committed to safety, quality and cleanliness. Ensuring the well-being of our associates and visitors is a top priority. We have a commitment and passion for safe practices and encourage everyone to be an ambassador, to be involved in establishing procedures and to speak out with suggestions. We share ideas, recognize achievements and make safety our greatest priority, every day.

Our associates are our most valuable resource, and just as they take care of our business, we are committed to taking care of them. TPI is pleased to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits for all of our global locations, including programs such as:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Life/disability coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Maternal/paternal leave
  • 401(k) plan (depending on your location)
  • Worksite wellness initiatives that support healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • A safe and clean working environment
  • A highly engaged culture that allows each associate the opportunity to contribute to our success
  • The opportunity to shape your own personal growth and development

TPI Composites Reviews

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    Great organization to be a part of, in an industry with a ton of growth.

    Cons

    company and industry growing at a rate that creates many challenges

    Advice to Management

    be sure the organization is resourced to manage the continued growth

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TPI Composites Photos

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TPI Composites Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at TPI Composites (Newton, IA) in April 2017.

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    Applied online for a Process Engineer opening. People were very friendly and the interview itself was easy. Basic behavioral questions. They found a better fit for a company of their size with a different candidate, which is fine and I understood. What made the experience negative was I traveled nearly 600 miles (driving) for the interview, and they won't return any emails, calls, or voicemails about my transportation reimbursement. I have no issue with them finding a better candidate than me, but not staying true to your word for reimbursing my mileage and meals is very unprofessional. Make sure you get it in writing.

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TPI Composites Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work For In Scottsdale, Zippia, 2018
  • Top 25 Global Renewable Energy Honoree, Thompson Reuters, 2017

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