POWER-GEN International 2017


Tom Cornell

Tom Cornell
Vice President Sales & Commercial Operations SF&ES
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

Tom Cornell is a power generation professional with 25 years of power generation related experience. He started his career in the power generation industry with Westinghouse Power Generation (now Siemens) based in Orlando, Florida where he worked for 10 years in the areas of steam turbine engineering, thermal system design, project engineering, and engineering management. Tom worked on various technologies including nuclear, conventional fossil, cogeneration, combustion turbine, and combined cycle. Tom worked extensively on international projects, predominately in Asia and spent 6 months in residence in Singapore setting up a new business development office for Westinghouse. He then moved on to Entergy Wholesale Operations (non-regulated IPP) in Houston, Texas where he worked for 3 years as a Senior Project Manager developing and executing natural gas generation projects in North America. Tom joined Progress Energy (Progress Ventures) in 2002 where he has served as the Director of Project Planning & Siting, Director of New Generation Projects, General Manager of Project Development & Engineering, General Manager of Generation Construction, and as General Manager of Fleet Modernization. In 2013 Tom joined Toshiba International Corp. as the Dierctor of Business Development for North America. Tom received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

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