Scott Parent is General Manager, Engineering 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.
Scott re-joined GE in 2013 after more than four years in various roles in the energy industry. Most recently he was vice president of technology operations at BP, where he focused on subsea and floating systems technologies. Before joining BP, he was vice president of technology for drilling and evaluation at Baker Hughes, where he led a team of engineers and scientists developing technology, software and products for down-hole drilling and evaluation measurements. Scott previously held various leadership positions during more than 18 years in industrial systems and automation, first with Steag-Hammatech, then joining GE in 2000. His roles at GE focused on research and development for gasification and advanced simulation and optimization technologies supporting GE Advanced Materials, Aircraft Engines and Power Systems.
Scott has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Houston, TX.
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/.