General Fusion appoints Chief Business Development Officer

Source: press release, 2 November 2020

John Brister, General Fusion Chief Business Development Officer
John Brister, General Fusion Chief Business Development Officer (photo: General Fusion)

General Fusion has announced the appointment of John (Jay) Brister as Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO).

As CBDO, Brister will lead the Company’s global Business Development, Government Relations, and Communications team. His focus will be fusion market development and engagement with the global energy industry as General Fusion prepares to become the first company to commercialise practical fusion energy. In the near term, Brister will also lead the Company’s global site selection process for its Fusion Demonstration Plant.

“Jay is a respected industry executive whose deep relationships with energy customers and stakeholders around the world will be invaluable as General Fusion works towards commercialising fusion energy,” says CEO Christofer Mowry. “I am excited to have him join our leadership team and contribute to our mission of building a sustainable future of energy.”

Brister brings more than 40 years of experience in the global energy industry and power markets to General Fusion. He most recently led business development for AECOM’s Power division out of London, U.K. Previously, he served as the CBDO for Babcock & Wilcox Company’s mPower Small Modular Reactor venture, as well as in leadership roles with the engineering company CH2M Hill (now Jacobs). Throughout his career, he held various management roles with utilities in the United States as well as consulting roles in the UK, Poland, UAE, Canada, Singapore and South Korea.

Brister holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.