May 21, 2020 8:20 PM

Cemeteries open for the holiday

Posted May 21, 2020 8:20 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, many may have questions regarding the opportunity to pay their respects to loved ones during the pandemic. 

Memorial Park Cemetery says it will be open as usual, although there may be some changes in how things are done.

Officials at the cemetery say residents can bring out memorials and, as usual, they will be allowed to stay at the gravesite until June 1, at which time they will be removed. 

One change of note: Normally there is a tent set up at the cemetery where visitors can find information on gravesites and locations. That tent will not be available. The cemetery says if you want that information it will be available by calling 620-665-8269. Staff will also be available to answer questions from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

The cemetery also announced the annual Memorial Day service will not be held this year because of gathering restrictions. 

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May 21, 2020 8:20 PM
Siemens Gamesa names new North America CEO

ORLANDO, Fla. — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced that it is under new leadership in the North American Onshore segment. Shannon Sturgil was named CEO effective June 1. He will be based out Orlando, Florida. Sturgil succeeds José Antonio Miranda, who will return to Spain.

Sturgil brings more than 20 years of experience with Siemens where he held a number of sales and marketing roles with ever-increasing responsibilities in the energy industry. Most recently he was the head of Power Systems Sales for Siemens Energy, Inc., which included sales responsibility for all generation, transmission and distribution, service, and battery storage technologies.

“North America is a key market and presents enormous opportunity for Siemens Gamesa – the industry experienced a total of 1,800 MW in U.S. first-quarter installations in 2020 alone along with vibrant growth in the repower segment. And with the westward shift in Canada, we are seeing success and new opportunities in the Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces,” Shannon Sturgil said. “I’m very excited to join Siemens Gamesa to now have the opportunity to continue to grow our presence in these important markets. I’ve worked with many customers in the U.S. energy industry over the years and look forward to collaborating even closer in my new role to help them with their energy transformations toward a cleaner, more renewable future.”

“Shannon has extensive experience in the energy industry with strong customer relationships. I am confident that he and the team will build on José Antonio’s work, with a strong focus on profitable growth in the region,” says Enrique Pedrosa, Onshore Chief of Regions Officer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Siemens Gamesa has a strong presence in North America with a total installed base of nearly 25 GW, enough energy to power over 7 million average households.