Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS), Inc. on April 1, 2016 and oversees all Western Hemisphere business activities. MHPS is headquartered in Central Florida, and has regional offices across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil. With over 2,000 employees, MHPS operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, and geothermal turbines, boiler, and environmental control systems to serve customers throughout the Americas. Mr. Browning has led MHPS’ expansion into Central and South America, assembled teams and opened regional offices, positioning MHPS as a top competitor in the LATAM energy market.
Mr. Browning has extensive global leadership experience in distributed and central power generation, as well as in North American midstream and downstream oil and gas operations. He has worked in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany and has commercial experience around the world. He has also served on the Board of Directors of eSolar and Fuel Cell Energy.
Prior to joining MHPS, Mr. Browning was President and Chief Executive Officer of Irving Oil Company Limited. Irving Oil owns and operates Canada’s largest oil refinery and crude oil import terminal, and is a joint venture partner in Canada’s only LNG import terminal. The company markets its products in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.
Before joining Irving Oil, Mr. Browning was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thermal Products Division of GE Power & Water in Schenectady, New York. At General Electric, he and his team developed new products for the power generation industry and sold and executed utility scale power generation projects throughout the world.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Browning worked for Caterpillar Corporation in a variety of leadership positions, including Managing Director of Caterpillar Motoren in Kiel, Germany, Vice President of Turbomachinery Products for Solar Turbines in San Diego, CA and General Manager of a manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. He began his career at GE Corporate Research and Development in Niskayuna, New York.
Mr. Browning holds a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.