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John T. McCarter

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Mr. John McCarter started his career with General Electric, working for GE for more than thirty years, while serving in corporate officer roles in its Energy business and its corporate region management.

In his final position with GE, he was President and Region Executive, GE Power Systems Sales Europe.  He was responsible for consolidating and directing commercial activities across the portfolio of GE’s business units dealing with electrical energy production and management, as well as the oil and gas energy industry.  This included products and services for fossil fueled, nuclear, hydroelectric and wind power generation; compression and power systems for pipeline, refinery, petrochemical process and offshore platform applications; as well as a host of related offerings in the energy management arena.

Earlier positions were with GE Power Systems, working with electric utility and major industrial companies, independent power producers, and cogenerators.  His experience covers the spectrum of power activities, from electrical distribution and transmission to thermal and nuclear power generation, including power project development.  He held General Manager positions for operations in Latin America, North America Sales, and global Customer Service.

From 2010 to 2012, McCarter was a board member of Comverge, Inc., a publicly traded company which provides intelligent energy management solutions to utilities, commercial and industrial electrical users, and residential consumers.

In 2011, he became a member of the Advisory Board for Advanced Power, North America, an independent power project developer, which now has three large gas fired combined cycle power plants in construction or operation.

In 2014, he became an advisor to Columbia Power, a technology startup developing cost effective conversion of ocean wave energy to electric power.

McCarter was also GE’s University Executive liaison for NC State University, a volunteer position he held for more than a decade.  He also served for many years on the North Carolina State Engineering Foundation board, six of those in executive roles, including its President, during an important period of streamlining and restructuring the board, helping guide it through a successful capital campaign and dealing with the transition to a new Dean for the school.  He currently serves on the board of NC State’s Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.

In prior board roles dealing primarily with trade related discussions and negotiations, he worked with the American Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo; as Vice President of the Washington based Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America; and as Vice Chair of the Council of the Americas in New York City.

In earlier work, McCarter served on boards of United Cerebral Palsy in Schenectady, NY, the Center for the Disabled in Albany, NY (helping merge these two organizations), NCSU’s External Advisory Board for International Programs and the Editorial Advisory Board of “Latin Trade” magazine.  He is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington based think which has also used his consulting help to grow its corporate and private client base.

Mr. John McCarter graduated with honors from North Carolina State University earning a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.