Joe Barnes
Joe Barnes
Head - Corporate Development

Joe is responsible for the leadership and growth of QuEST’s strategic customer relationships with a focus on infrastructure domains including energy, oil and gas, water, and transportation systems. He joined QuEST in November 2007 after 22 years of leadership experience in the US Army and General Electric’s Energy division.

At GE Energy (1996-2007), Joe led several business initiatives to include global engineering development and successfully grew the business’ capability to deliver engineering and drafting support from India, Mexico, Russia and China. Additionally, Joe led GE Energy’s Product Cost Productivity initiative across all of Energy and led productivity synergy efforts across GE Infrastructure (Energy, Aviation, Water, Transportation and O&G). Prior to that, Joe was an officer in the US Army from 1985–1996, and held several leadership positions including Light Infantry Fire Support Officer, Firing Battery Commander, and Assistant Professor of Military Science at Syracuse University. He left the military with the rank of Major after 11 years of active duty.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (automotive systems) from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.

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