The FINANCIAL — GE has named 16-year company veteran Andy Holt to be general manager, Renewable Energy Services at GE Energy.
According to General Electric Company, Andy will lead the growing wind and solar services segment of GE’s Renewable Energy business, underscoring GE’s commitment to help customers increase power production and revenues from their installed equipment.
“With his strong leadership skills, extensive knowledge of services operations and his years of experience within GE Energy, Andy will play a key part in driving strategic growth for our services business globally,” said Vic Abate, vice president of GE’s Renewable Energy business.
GE more than doubled its investment in services research and development in both 2010 and 2011 as it continues to expand upon a world-class portfolio of services. GE’s wind service solutions incorporate the company’s advanced technology, global resources and service facilities and a network of skilled, highly trained local technicians who are closely connected to GE’s engineering organization. GE long-term service agreements give customers access to GE’s suite of wind turbine upgrades that are based on technology evolution and product expertise.
Holt makes the move to the renewables team from his most recent role as general manager for service operations within GE Oil & Gas based in Florence, Italy. There he led a 1,500-person operations team responsible for field service, repairs and parts fulfillment, as well as safety, quality and technical training.
Holt joined GE in 1996 after nine years as a pilot and flight instructor in the U.S. Navy. He brings to his role in renewables more than 16 years of experience in supply chain optimization, service business fulfillment and commercial operations in a variety of previous roles including marketing, quality and operations in both services and new equipment businesses. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and will relocate with his family to Schenectady, N.Y.