MITSUBISHI POWER has appointed William A. “Bill” Newsom, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. effective December 1, 2021.
A 28-year power sector veteran, William has served in leadership roles at Mitsubishi Power for almost 18 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of New Generation Systems, which includes new turbomachinery and the company’s development of the hydrogen value chain. As President and CEO, William will focus on the company’s continued market leadership in new sales and servicing of power generation and energy storage solutions.
William has launched growth initiatives at Mitsubishi Power that now define the company’s strategy to deliver decarbonization solutions. In recent years, Newsom led the business to achieve #1 market share in the Americas for heavy duty gas turbines and to begin developing the world’s largest green hydrogen storage project, which is underway in Delta, Utah.
Ken Kawai, Executive Vice President, Head of Energy Transition & Power Headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., said, “We look forward to Bill Newsom’s leadership at the forefront of the energy transition in the Americas region including servicing our customers and supporting decarbonization of existing fleets. Bill has had a distinguished career as a customer-focused power generation executive with outstanding performance leading our gas turbine business. His well-established leadership and industry knowledge will help guide our company and support our customers through the process of decarbonization in the power sector.”
Prior to joining Mitsubishi Power, William held leadership positions at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, and Calpine Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
William stated, “I am honored to lead Mitsubishi Power Americas as we strive to enable customers with decarbonization solutions for the energy transition. I will fully support our mission to provide power generation and storage solutions to our customers, empowering them to affordably and reliably combat climate change and advance human prosperity. We have 25 years to decarbonize electric power, which makes us all part of ‘The Power Generation.’ Together with our customers, we are creating a Change in Power.”