GE Renewable Energy announced today the appointment of John Lavelle as CEO of its Offshore Wind business. The appointment is effective November 1. In this role, Lavelle will lead the global business strategy with the mission to become one of the top three players in the offshore wind industry globally.
Jerome Pecresse, President and CEO GE Renewable Energy said “John is an outstanding CEO, with a proven track record in business development and project execution across many GE businesses. His global experience and deep knowledge of the company will help our offshore business benefit from entire GE store, while also instilling new digital capabilities into the growing offshore segment.”
Lavelle succeeds Anders Soe-Jensen, who will continue as Offshore Wind’s Commercial and Business Development leader. Pecresse said “Anders has been a leader in the offshore segment for a long time. He has done a great job by bringing the business to this point and he is the right leader to drive the critical relationships within the offshore ecosystem that will enable us to succeed in this segment.”
Lavelle is a 33-year GE veteran and officer of the company. He has successfully led GE businesses, such as Digital Energy and Gasification, as well as GE Energy Project Operations where he oversaw a $75B project portfolio. He has a proven track record internationally, having led GE’s energy activities in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
John is a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.