José Luis Blanco began his professional career in 1993 at Industrias Ferri, later going on to join Gamesa, where he assumed various executive positions and Management Board roles from 1997 to 2012. Among these were the roles of Managing Director at Gamesa Eolica USA, COO at Gamesa USA, CEO and Engineering Director at Gamesa Solar and Director of Gamesa Offshore.
In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief Customer Officer and member of the Management Board. José Luis Blanco then joined the Management Board of Acciona Windpower in 2012. He has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE since the company took over Acciona Windpower in April 2016, and was initially responsible for operations (COO).
On 17 March 2017, José Luis Blanco was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of the Nordex Group (CEO).