Juan is the Chief Technology Officer for GE’s Energy Management business, leading a team of 5,000 engineers in over 20 countries around the world.
Energy Management is GE’s electrification and automation business, a $7.5BB division serving a diverse array of customer segments including electric power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, oil and gas exploration and production, metals, mining, marine electric propulsion, commercial buildings and data centers, among others. The business has a complete portfolio of products and service offerings, including generators, primary equipment for high voltage utility applications, turnkey electrical substations, distribution automation products, circuit breakers and switchgear, variable speed motor drives, electrical motors, and a thorough suite of utility and industrial automation products. Under Juan’s leadership, the engineering team is responsible for designing and producing world-class products and solutions for the Energy Management businesses.
Prior to this role, Juan served as the Technology Director for the Electrical Technologies & Systems organization at GE Global Research, reporting to the Senior Vice President of GE Global Research. In this role, he led a global team of approximately 550 scientists and engineers, responsible for advanced technology development in the areas of semiconductor devices and packaging, electronics, electrical power conversion, controls and signal processing, in support of GE’s Energy, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Transportation and Healthcare businesses.
An avid Boilermaker through and through, Juan obtained all of his degrees from Purdue, starting with a B.S.M.E degree in 1994, followed by an M.S.M.E. degree in 1996, and finishing with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2000. Juan was born in Medellin, Colombia, South America.