R. Michael CarlsonRetired President

Wayne, North America

R. Michael Carlson retired from the presidency of Wayne, North America, a GE Energy business, on April 1, 2013. He had held this position since 2006. Before that, Mike spent 32 years at Dresser Natural Gas Solutions, now part of Infrastructure Solution, in roles covering operations, product management, sales management, and finally, the position of president. His knowledge includes the production, transmission, and distribution markets for natural gas.

Mike also led efforts to acquire companies that produced electronic flow correctors, pressure regulators, and gas control valves, as well as a systems integration business.

At Wayne, much focus has been placed on channel management, sales growth, operational efficiency, and fundamental improvements in quality, safety, and environmental compliance. Wayne was also voted one of the "Top Ten Places to Work" in Austin for 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University.

Inducted Spring 2013

Updated 2013