Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. on April 1, 2016 and was appointed Chief Regional Officer of the Americas, and co-Chief Regional Officer of Europe, Africa and Middle East on April 1, 2020. As CEO of the Americas, he leads two global businesses that are headquartered in the United States, and three regional businesses in North and South America. As Chief Regional Officer, he works with Chief Executives and their management teams to coordinate strategic planning, brand management and other long-term planning in the region and globally.
MHPS Americas is headquartered in Lake Mary, FL. With over 2,000 employees, the company mission is to provide power generation and energy storage solutions to their customers, enabling them to combat climate change and advance human prosperity. MHPS Americas operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including natural gas, steam, and geothermal turbines, air quality control systems, solar power, energy storage and artificial intelligence products and services to serve customers throughout the Americas. Mr. Browning has led the company’s expansion into Central and South America, positioning MHPS Americas as a top competitor in the Latin American energy market. He has also expanded the business into renewable power project development, energy storage and artificial intelligence products and services.
Mr. Browning has extensive global leadership experience in distributed and centralized 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 Americas, 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.