Karl Wetzlmayer is General Manager of Reciprocating Engines for GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business, a leading provider of power equipment and services. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial aeroderivative gas turbines and reciprocating engines that generate 100 kW to 100 MW of power for numerous industries globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs more than 5,000 people around the world.
Karl leads reciprocating engines – with more than 2,100 employees globally – which is built around two principal product lines: Jenbacher gas engines for power generation and Clean Cycle heat recovery technology. He joined GE in Jenbach, Austria, in 2002 as global sourcing leader. In 2008 he took over the product line management function and developed this new area of the organization. In 2011 Karl moved to Wisconsin, USA, overseeing the integration of the newly-acquired Waukesha gas engines business. He was appointed to his current position in April 2012. Before his time at GE, Karl worked for several years in different executive positions for two Austrian companies.
Karl graduated as an industrial engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Linz, Upper Austria. He and his wife Beate have one child and live in Bad Hall, Austria.
Distributed Power, which is focused on power generation at or near the point of use, is part of GE Power & Water, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and a world-leading provider of power generation, energy delivery and water processing technologies serving all areas of the energy industry, including wind, solar, biogas, alternative fuels, natural gas and nuclear energy. For more information, visit GE at http://www.ge.com/.