John Pritchard

John Pritchard is an Associated Partner of Growth Phases®. He spent more than 20 years in executive positions with GE including European CEO & President of it Automation Business as well as holding several VP & General Management and Sales & Marketing positions. He has lived and worked in the UK, Sweden, Germany & Luxembourg and held many none executive directorships of GE businesses within EMEA.

He has identified many of GE’s Automation acquisitions within EMEA, performing due diligence and managing the integration into the business. He has managed business transformation and simplification projects creating a leaner sales organization within EMEA and through the reallocation of resources made significant investments in the Emerging Markets of Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS and North & South East Europe.

During his career with GE he managed and led product development, product management, process manufacturing and project management teams. He developed a consulting business to support a drive into manufacturing execution systems and lean manufacturing. He also acquired the largest Oil & Gas client globally with Gazprom.

Conversant with ERP, CRM, Data Mining and MES tools for increasing business efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Experienced in leading business simplification projects in order to further increase growth and profitability. He has experience in the optimization of supply chain, sales and marketing, channel management and go to market strategies in order to increase growth and operating profit.

Core competencies

  • Business Management, Transformation, Start-ups and Turnarounds
  • Marketing and Sales Operations
  • Emerging Markets of CIS, Middle East & Africa
  • None Executive Directorship
  • Project Management
  • Channel Management

Segment Experience

  • Infrastructure (Power, Energy, Water, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy (Wind Tidal & Solar)
  • Automotive & Transportation (OEMs and Tier Suppliers)
  • Machine OEM’s
  • Food & Beverage
  • Metals & Mining
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

John has an Engineering degree in Electronics & Electrical Principles obtained at North Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom.