GE Vernova VPs Excited About Spin-Off, Tackling Climate Change

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In Part 2 of our interview with GE Vernova's John Intile and Shane Long, the two VPs share what their teams are most excited about in light of GE Vernova’s recent spin-off.

Turbomachinery International interviewed GE Vernova's VP of Engineering Gas Power, John Intile, and VP of Global Supply Chain, Shane Long, during our tour of its facility in South Carolina. In Part 2 of this two-part interview, the two talk about GE Vernova’s spin off from GE.


Q: After 130 years, GE spun off GE Vernova. What are your teams most excited about for its power segment?

Long said: “My team is the same as the entire organization. We're excited about being part of a purpose-built company that is made up of 12 businesses operating as one and is focused on electrifying the world while decarbonizing it. We are uniquely positioned with those 12 businesses to cover a range of product portfolios, including power generation but also transmitting that power through the grid and optimizing that power as it flows through that grid. No other company can say, from front to back, that they're better equipped to face the challenge of the energy dilemma and decarbonize while we electrify.”

Intile said: “It gets me up in the morning, just thinking about solving one of the world's greatest challenges, climate change, and working on great technologies, such as hydrogen combustion, carbon capture and storage, and direct air capture. That's what gets me up in the morning—that’s what gets my team up in the morning. We are going to be able to solve these problems, and we think of this as a great opportunity and a great responsibility.”