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GE Energy Management kicks off 2016 with two new commercial leaders


January 12, 2016
By Renée Francoeur
Agostino Renna, left, and Darryl Wilson. Photo courtesy GE.

January 12, 2016 – GE Energy Management is welcoming two new faces aboard. The business has named Darryl Wilson vice-president and chief commercial officer, holding global responsibility for sales and marketing across the Energy Management (EM) portfolio. Agostino Renna has also been named chief commercial officer for GE’s Industrial Solutions business, part of GE Energy Management.

“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—accoring to GE—Wilson 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. He will continue to be based in Houston.

As Industrial Solutions’ chief commercial officer, 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.”

Most recently, Renna 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. Earlier in his career, GE noted Renna spent 14 years at Johnson Controls Inc.