NAME               James R. Maughan

ADDRESS         GE Wind Energy                                               

                        Bldg 37 – 2                                           

                        Schenectady,  NY 12345

                        (540) 387-8216                                       email:

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Purdue University:                Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Dec ‘88            GPA: 5.94/6.00

Brigham Young University:    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Apr ‘84              GPA: 3.94/4.00   Rank: 1/352



GE Wind Energy
,  Mar 2007 – present

General Manager, Product Service and Warranty. Responsibility for the service and performance of GE’s fleet of 8000+ wind turbines, including resolving technical issues, warranty items, uprate opportunities, and fleet reliability and availability. Manager: V Abate.

GE Energy,  Mar 2004 – Mar 2007

General Manager, Controls and Power Electronics Center of Excellence.  Leadership of the engineering teams within GE Energy that develop and implement controls and power conversion equipment for gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, wind turbines, compressors, etc. Manager: R. Stanley.

GE Global Research
,  Jun 2002 - Mar 2004

General Manager, Power Systems Research. Manager of GE Power Systems programs at GE Global Research, including work funded by GEPS, corporate funded research, and external programs. Technical assessments and strategic alignment for GEPS acquisitions. Manager: S.D. Donnelly.

GE Power Systems,  May 2000 - Jun 2002

Manager, Power Generation NPI, GE Energy Services. Management of the engineering groups, external resources, and global resources responsible for the development of new products and services in support of GE existing power generation equipment, including steam turbines, and generators. Manager: L.J. Cerone.

GE Power Systems,  Jun 1998 - May 2000

Manager and MBB, Dense Pack Steam Turbine. Engineering leadership for the development of new designs and design methodologies for modern steam turbines, including upgrades of older existing units and new designs for combined cycle applications. Manager: J. K. Reinker.

GE Power Systems,  Mar 1997 - Jun 1998

Technical Leader, Combustion Engineering. Responsibility for development of the Dry Low NOx combustion system for GE’s Frame 6, 7, and 9FA gas turbines, including the resolution of field issues and further mechanical and aero improvements in performance, quality, and reliability. Manager T.A. Wagner.

GE Corporate Research and Development,  Feb 1989 – Mar 1997

Research Scientist, Combustion Technology. Developed technologies for reduced emissions in lean premixed and steam injected gas turbines, as well as liquid fueled aircraft engines. Fundamental and prototype-scale experiments with supporting analysis, modeling, and computerized data acquisition. Also performed research on hydrogen-enhanced combustion, appliance burners, and boundary layer combustion phenomena. Manager S.G. Kimura.

Purdue University,  Aug 1984 - Dec 1988

Graduate Research Assistant. Experimental and numerical investigations of mixed convection flow and heat transfer in channels. Research included developing an understanding of buoyancy forces, documenting the effect on thermal and hydrodynamic conditions, and investigating novel techniques for further enhancement. Undergraduate heat transfer instructor.  Major Professor: F.P. Incropera.

Germany Frankfurt Mission, Mar 1980 - Mar 1982

Missionary Service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Certified Master Black Belt and Six Sigma Instructor, GE Power Systems, 2000.

Overall Best Six Sigma Project, GE Power Systems, 1999.

Author of 14 patents and numerous publications.

Received Sigma Xi Student Research Award on Purdue campus, 1986.

Valedictorian and Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Student at BYU, 1984.

Awarded Medal of Honor/For Saving Life from the National Boy Scout Council.


Enjoy my family, reading, astrophotography, backpacking, caving, and music.

Eagle Scout.