GE Marine has appointed Jeremy Barnes as its
commercial marine marketing director. In this role, Barnes is responsible for global
commercial market development activities for GE’s full line of LM marine
aeroderivative gas turbines, including industry analysis, strategic planning,
customer education, and channel development.
Barnes has gained valuable commercial
experience, the company says, through varied sales and marketing roles across
multiple GE businesses. Most recently, he led the North American Solutions Sales
team for GE Oil & Gas, selling upgrade technology for turbo-compression
equipment. He joined this Florence, Italy-based business unit in 2006 as the gas
turbine product line manager, with a follow-on assignment in Houston as the
North American marketing manager for global services. In addition, he served as
strategic marketing and third party sales manager for GE Industrial
Aeroderivatives in Evendale.
Barnes began his GE career in 1998 as a manufacturing
engineer with GE Aircraft Engines in Evendale. From there, he took on roles of
increasing responsibility within this business including a Six Sigma Black Belt
assignment and director of international programs for commercial engines.
Prior to joining GE, Barnes served seven
years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. In addition, he earned a master’s degree
in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a bachelor’s
of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann
Barnes currently resides in Loveland, Ohio,
with his wife, Joan, and daughters, Julia and Katherine. He is based at GE Marine’s Evendale, Ohio,