Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc. (MHPSA) on Monday announced the retirement of David Walsh, president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 31.
Walsh has served MHPSA for 15 years, expanding the organization from a startup with six employees to a manufacturing, sales and service provider with more than 2,000 employees.
Succeeding Walsh is Paul F. Browning, who previously served as president and CEO of Irving Oil Company Limited, which owns and operates Canada’s largest oil refinery and crude oil import terminal.
Browning has leadership experience in distributed and central power generation as well as in North American midstream and downstream oil and gas operations.
Browning also served as president and CEO of the Thermal Products Division of GE Power & Water and held various leadership positions at Caterpillar Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Browning’s tenure begins April 1. He will report to the MHPSA Board of Directors.