Reese new CEO of GE Digital

By Jack Burke19 January 2022

GE Digital’s primary focus is to provide industrial software and services in four markets, including power generation and oil & gas

GE has named Scott Reese CEO of GE Digital effective Feb. 22, 2022.

Reese succeeds Patrick Byrne who will continue at GE as CEO for the onshore wind business at GE Renewable Energy.

GE Digital’s primary focus is to provide industrial software and services in four markets, including power generation and oil & gas.

Reese joins GE from Autodesk, where he is executive vice president, product development and manufacturing solutions. He joined Autodesk in 2003 with the acquisition of VIA Development Corp. and has spent nearly two decades leading product and go-to-market initiatives across a wide range of industries, while driving growth with next-generation solutions for manufacturing. Reese also established Autodesk’s cloud platform, products, operations, and cyber security practices.

Scott Reese

“GE Digital is a critical part of the new energy company planned to spin off from GE in 2024,” said Chief Executive Officer of GE’s global energy business portfolio, Scott Strazik. “I am thrilled to have Scott Reese join this mission with his track record of transforming software businesses and driving growth. His deep software industry experience makes him the ideal fit to partner with our customers and the GE Digital team to accelerate the energy transition.”

“I’m honored to take on this role and lead GE Digital’s mission to accelerate digital transformations and drive decarbonization efforts with our customers around the world,” Reese said. “With global scale and leading technology, GE Digital’s growth potential is significant. I couldn’t be more excited to work with the talented team at GE Digital and the new energy company to make that grand vision a meaningful reality.”

Reese also serves on the board of The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) and Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), a leader in cloud-revenue management solutions.

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