Bill Newsom

Mitsubishi Power Americas

President & Chief Executive Officer

William “Bill” A. Newsom, Jr. was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Americas on December 1, 2021. He leads two global businesses headquartered in the United States and three regional businesses in North, Central, and South America. Mitsubishi Power Americas, headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, employs more than 2,300 power generation, energy storage, and digital solutions experts and professionals. The company’s employees are focused on empowering customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change while also advancing human prosperity throughout North, Central, and South America. Mitsubishi Power’s power generation solutions include gas, steam, and aero-derivative turbines; power trains and power islands; geothermal systems; PV solar project development; environmental controls; and services. Energy storage solutions include hydrogen energy storage, battery energy storage systems, and services. Mitsubishi Power also offers intelligent solutions that use artificial intelligence to enable autonomous operation of power plants. Mr. Newsom has been with Mitsubishi Power for nearly 18 years and has extensive leadership and wide-ranging experience across the core gas turbine combined cycle business and new growth segments such as renewable fuels. He began his career at Mitsubishi Power with the power generation service team, holding various leadership roles, from service sales manager to director of service sales and transactional sales. During his tenure Mr. Newsom has been instrumental in reaching number one market share for advanced class gas turbines in the Americas and for launching new growth initiatives, including hydrogen infrastructure, that now define the path to the company’s decarbonization strategy. Mr. Newsom is well known for his customer focus and ability to build partnerships, which are key to executing Mitsubishi Power Americas' long-term strategy and driving the organization towards a decarbonized future. Mr. Newsom has spent more than 28 years in the power generation industry. Prior to joining Mitsubishi Power, he held several leadership positions at Westinghouse, Siemens, and Calpine. Mr. Newsom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Florida, and he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Sessions With Bill Newsom

Monday, 7 March

  • 03:40pm - 04:20pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 09:40 pm - 07/mar/2022 10:20 pm

    Will Hydrogen Deliver--and When?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Hydrogen is now recognized as a key part of the energy transition. However, the scale of production and maturity of the industry are still under development. What is needed for hydrogen to become a significant contributor to the energy mix? What is the time frame for development?

  • 06:10pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 12:10 am - 08/mar/2022 12:30 am

    Developing the Hydrogen Value Chain

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Bill Newsom, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, and Ricky Sakai, Vice President of New Business Development at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, will discuss the global hydrogen economy, their approaches to investing in hydrogen tech, examples of successful hydrogen projects, and considerations for reducing the cost of hydrogen.