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Martin Southall

Martin Southall

Power Systems Engineering Manager, GE Power Conversion
Martin Southall is the Power Systems Engineering Manager for GE’s Power Conversion business in the United Kingdom.  In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of complex power systems for Industry, Marine, Offshore and Naval applications.  These include grid connected and non-grid based solutions such as those found aboard surface and sub-surface Naval platforms.  Martin is responsible for the effective project delivery, compliance and execution of GE’s projects and development programs incorporating power systems.  
Martin has been with GE Power Conversion for over 10 years.  In previous roles he was Project Lead Engineer, and Naval Systems Engineering Manager.  He has supported numerous complex program deliverables including electromagnetic launchers, energy storage solutions, right through to IFEP systems for front line warships and submarines, including full technical compliance and testing.  Prior to this, Martin was the Engineering Manager, responsible for complex drive-motor solutions, including Wave-Class tanker RAS/FAS systems.
Martin has spent his whole career supporting Drive and Motor power systems from high speed, high power, dynamic applications through to multi-megawatt highly complex systems, including those deployed within the Naval environment, both surface and sub-surface.
 Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Staffordshire University, and a Masters Degree in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives from Nottingham University, is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).
GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.