NEC Energy Solutions appointed Steve Fludder, as its new chief executive, in early November. Fludder (pictured) takes over from Hiro Ezawa, who is chairman of the firm and was CEO on a temporary basis.
Fludder has substantial global experience, including 15 years based in Korea, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the UAE. He was most recently the CEO of Alpha-En Corporation, a publicly traded New York based clean energy company.
Before that, he spent four years as a senior executive officer with the Samsung Group as chief marketing and sales officer of Samsung Engineering. He also led Samsung Engineering’s USA operation as president and CEO based in Houston, Texas.
Fludder started his career at GE as an engineer for GE Aircraft Engines. He spent 27 years with the company including five years as a vice president and corporate officer.
He led GE’s company-wide Ecomagination environmental business initiative which grew to $18 billion during this time.
Before that he was responsible for several GE technology-based businesses across Asia, particularly as president and CEO of GE Energy China in Beijing, where he grew revenue 10-fold to over $1 billion in three years.
Hiro Ezawa said: “his outstanding experience scaling and growing energy related businesses, executing transformational strategies and driving operational excellence, we couldn’t have a better executive leading us through this period of significant growth.”
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