Richard R. Stewart


Retired President and Chief Executive Officer,
GE Aero Energy
General Electric Company

Independent Director since 2006

Former Chairman of the Board


  • Audit
  • Former Chairman of the Compensation Committee


  • President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aero Energy, a division of GE Energy, and as an officer of General Electric Company (1998-2006)
  • President, Stewart & Stevenson Services Gas Turbine (1986-1998)
  • Group Vice President, Stewart & Stevenson Services Engineered Power (1986-1990)
  • Various roles with Stewart & Stevenson Services (1972-1986)

Qualifications and Expertise Provided to Our Board

  • Proven leadership and business experience as the former CEO of a heavy manufacturing company
  • Significant global business experience, including employees in multiple foreign countries, including with respect to executive compensation matters
  • Deep corporate governance and financial experience gained from service on the boards of other public companies (including as an audit committee chair) and as an officer with General Electric
  • Experience with corporate strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions, including divestitures and integration of acquired businesses

Other Boards

  • Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) - Chair of Audit Committee (2008-present)
  • Exterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN) (2015-2018)
  • Lufkin Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUFK) (2009-2013)
  • Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUG) (2001-2004)
  • Turbine Air Systems (2008-2020)
  • Stewart & Stevenson Services (1994-1998)

Education and Certifications

  • B.B.A., Finance, University of Texas at Austin
  • EDC, General Electric Executive Development Course


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