James Cleland is the Global General Manager of the Heavy Oil Solutions group in GE Power and Water. This Calgary based group works with heavy oil producers to solve some of their tough challenges through integrated solutions from across the full GE portfolio.
Prior to joining GE in March 2011, James spent seven years working in economic development for the province of Alberta. He worked with oilsands producers and suppliers on supply chain and cost overrun challenges, as well as international investment opportunities in the oilsands. His last position was Executive Director of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, a provincial board of CEO’s and business leaders who provide advice to the Premier and Cabinet of Alberta.
Before joining the government he spent 18 years working in the metal fabrication industry. He was Vice President and General Manager of All New Manufacturing, a Calgary-based custom fabricator.
James has an executive MBA from the University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Alberta Division.