Keith is a senior executive with GE Research, leading GE’s development and productization of carbon capture technology that’s shaping the energy transition to enable a zero-carbon future. In this role, Keith oversees a highly diverse, world-class technical team to develop and scale new carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture (DAC) and point source capture; these technologies will create multi-billion-dollar market opportunities for GE.
Prior to his current role, Keith served as the director of Government & Commercial Research Operations where he was responsible for operationalizing and building a $650 million external technology pipeline at GE Research. This work included developing the R&D government capture strategy, creating strategic relationships with partners, and leading the proposal and business development teams building this portfolio.
As a 32-year GE veteran, Keith has held key leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, and product development for GE Renewable Energy and GE Research that helped to build a $7 billion product and services portfolio for the Renewable Energy business.
As general manager of Onshore Wind Products for GE Renewable Energy, he was responsible for developing and executing GE’s product, technology, and competitiveness strategy for wind that included the launches of the “brilliant” wind turbine, the Digital Wind Farm, and Wind PowerUp platform. Before that, he was the wind technology director at GE Global Research, leading a broad portfolio of advanced research programs, including unconventional blade design and manufacturing concepts, and state-of-the-art control development to better integrate wind power onto the grid.
Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.