Rod Christie is CEO of the GE Oil & Gas, Turbomachinery Solutions business, based in Florence, Italy. He assumed this position in January 2016.
In this role, Rod is responsible for overseeing the operation and growth of the Turbomachinery Solutions business, including 11 manufacturing and 19 service facilities, more than 7,500 employees in 57 countries, and one of the industry’s most extensive rotating equipment product and service portfolios for mechanical-drive, compression and power-generation applications across the oil and gas industry.
Prior to his current role, Rod was CEO of the GE Oil & Gas, Susbea Systems & Drilling business based in Aberdeen, UK. He joined GE in 1999 as Operations Manager of Power Systems, Slough, UK. In 2002, after several operational service roles, he was promoted to lead the Service Operations for Energy Services in Europe. In 2004, he was appointed President of GE Energy for Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.
Prior to joining GE, Rod spent 18 years with Scottish Hydro Electric (now Scottish & Southern Electric) in a wide range of engineering, project development and management roles. Rod holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.