GE Marine Engines has appointed Richard K. Douglas as Director, Marketing and Sales. Mr. Douglas will lead the worldwide marketing and sales effort for GE’s full line of LM marine gas turbines and main reduction gears.Mr. Douglas joined GE in 1996 after retiring from the U.S. Army. Prior to his current position, he served as GE Aircraft Engines' Asia Regional Black Belt for Six Sigma in Tokyo, Japan. He also was a Senior Regional Director and Business Development Leader, instrumental in launching the GE90-powered 777X aircraft in Japan After graduating from West Point, Mr. Douglas was commissioned as an officer of field artillery and held numerous leadership and staff positions during his U.S. Army career. He completed rigorous Japanese language training and foreign study in Japan. This led to his assignment as the Japan Country Director for the Secretary of Defense, the position he held until he retired from military service.Mr. Douglas earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard and a Bachelor's of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Mr. Douglas is a native of Lincoln, Neb. He and his wife Elena, have three children: a son and daughter attending college in Va. and a son in middle school in the Cincinnati, Ohio suburb of Wyoming where the family makes their home.