PRESIDENT & CEO, MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS AMERICAS, LAKE MARY
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is one of the most sophisticated manufacturing operations in the state. The company designs, builds, installs, monitors and services wind, gas and geothermal-powered turbines, generators and environmental control systems throughout North and South America. The company’s Central Florida operations employ some 1,000 technicians, including more than 700 employees in an Orlando factory. It has a strong intern program involving UCF students.
Brown has a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon and a master’s in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic. Before joining Mitsubishi Hitachi, he was president and CEO of Irving Oil and ran GE Power & Water’s thermal products division.
“The answer to a cleaner energy future lies in the combination of natural gas and renewable energy sources,”says Browning, CEO since 2016. “As the energy industry’s ability to store energy becomes greater and the technology becomes more refined, we can create zero-carbon energy systems that are dispatchable, balance supply and demand and provide the world with sustainable, reliable power,” he told Forbes in 2019.