ATLANTA — Jan. 12, 2016 — GE Energy Management (NYSE: GE) is pleased to announce that Darryl L. Wilson has been named vice president and chief commercial officer, holding global responsibility for sales and marketing across the Energy Management (EM) portfolio. In addition, Agostino Renna has been named chief commercial officer for its Industrial Solutions business. Drawing on their extensive experience, Darryl and Agostino will focus on delivering unique solutions to meet customer and industry challenges in the 150 countries where Energy Management operates.
“I’m excited to welcome these two very strong leaders who are well-known for their intense customer focus and cross-industry expertise,” said Russell Stokes, president and CEO, GE Energy Management. “Darryl’s experience combined with his leadership across the entire EM portfolio will be instrumental in driving growth and enhancing customer value. I also look forward to Agostino’s leadership of our commercial efforts within Industrial Solutions.”
With 23 years of GE experience, Darryl joins Energy Management from GE’s Distributed Power business, a global supplier of power equipment and service, where he was vice president and chief commercial officer. Darryl’s previous GE leadership positions include president and CEO of GE Power — Aeroderivative Products; president and CEO, GE Consumer & Industrial — Asia Pacific; vice president and chief commercial officer, GE Consumer & Industrial — Europe, Middle East & Africa; and president and CEO, GE Consumer Products — Europe, Middle East, Africa & India; (EMEAI). He has been a GE company officer since 2005.
Darryl holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University. Darryl will continue to be based in Houston where he serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Food Bank, American Heart Association, Indiana University Kelly School of Business – Deans Council and the DREME Foundation. In addition, he is an active leader of the GE African American Forum and chairs GE’s partnership with his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.
As Industrial Solutions’ chief commercial officer, Agostino Renna will assume global leadership for its commercial organization and advancing progress as a digital industrial company. He will be based in Atlanta.
“Agostino brings an impressive background in marketing and sales leadership along with a strong track record of thought leadership on global energy challenges,” said Stephanie Mains, CEO of Industrial Solutions. “His unique perspective will be extremely valuable to our ongoing efforts to deliver innovation to the industries we serve and connect customers to GE’s vast expertise and solutions. Agostino also will lead global efforts to enhance the end-to-end customer experience.”
Most recently, Agostino has served as GE Lighting president and CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joined GE in 2011 as vice president of Growth and Market Strategy, leading efforts around the long-term growth and market positioning of GE's businesses in Canada. Earlier in his career, Agostino spent 14 years at Johnson Controls Inc., where he held sales, marketing, strategy and general management leadership roles.
Agostino holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and thought leadership events focused on global energy challenges. In addition, Agostino serves on the Global Action Committee of the Board for Autism Speaks, the world’s leading science and advocacy organization focused on supporting families affected by autism.
About GE Energy Management
Energy Management is GE's electrification business. We make energy safer and more useful through our ability to transmit, distribute and convert electricity. We integrate leading products and technology to solve customer problems. Energy Management's electrical solutions allow utilities and energy-intensive industries such as oil & gas, marine, data centers, metals and mining to efficiently manage electricity from the point of generation to the point of consumption.
About GE’s Industrial Solutions business
Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Management, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries.
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