Brief Overview of Donn Dears Experience with Energy Issues
Donn began his career at General Electric testing large steam turbines and generators used by utilities to generate electricity; followed next, by manufacturing and marketing assignments at the Transformer Division. He next led an organization of several thousand people servicing these and other GE products in the United States. He went on to establish facilities around the world to service power generation and transmission and other electrical/mechanical equipment. At nearly every step, he was involved with the work done at customer locations; at steel mills, electric utilities, refineries, oil drilling and production facilities and mining operations.
Donn toured Saudi Arabia including a close-up inspection of the eastern province with its oil producing and shipping facilities. He has investigated many of the other oil producing countries in the Mid East and Northern Europe, as well as examining iron-ore mining locations and major shipping centers in Europe and Asia. All told, Donn has visited over 50 countries and has knowledge of their need for the technologies that can improve their well being and their use of equipment manufactured in the United States.
Following his retirement as a senior GE Company executive, he continued to study and write about energy issues. Donn is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and served on active duty in the U.S. Navy.