President & CEO, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Jay Wileman was named president and chief executive officer of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on Nov. 2, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for leading the $1 billion nuclear business with 3,000 employees and manufacturing, service, and sales facilities around the globe. He is also responsible for managing the joint venture between the General Electric Corp. and Hitachi Corp. Previously he served as senior vice president of Nuclear Plant Projects and chief operating officer, a position he assumed in 2012. Prior to that, Jay led GE Energy’s efforts across Sub-Saharan Africa, serving as its president since 2009. He led the team that provides integrated product and service solutions that meet Africa’s needs in oil, natural gas, power generation, water, renewables, and new grid modernization. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years’ experience, he has a wealth of international knowledge, having led a great number of global teams to success across the energy spectrum while on assignment. Since joining GE in 1994, Jay has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, industrial services and financial services in the U.S., Japan, Italy, Australia, and South Africa. Prior to assuming the Sub-Saharan Africa energy role, he served as GE’s global mining leader. Before that, Jay was president and CEO of GE Equipment Services-Rail Services, where he managed and led the business’ railcar and intermodal services and leasing fleet. He also served for four years as general manager for Global Services for GE Oil & Gas in Florence, Italy where he led double-digit growth in customized service agreements. Additionally, he drove the development of conventional services into technology-based solutions for a worldwide customer base. He has had past extensive experience in GE’s nuclear business where he spent more than eight years in progressively larger positions in engineering, manufacturing, business development, and services. Jay was a nuclear fuel engineer and commercial manager for Southern Nuclear before he joined GE. Jay received a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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