Vic Abate is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE as of September 2015. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s global research, engineering, and product management teams. GE Research is GE’s innovation powerhouse where research meets reality. Research facilities, located in Niskayuna, New York and Bangalore, India, work in collaboration with GE businesses to deliver world-changing innovations and capabilities for customers.
Vic joined GE in 1990. In a career at GE spanning more than 25 years, Vic has held several management roles in engineering, services, production, and quality, including President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy from 2005-2013, and President and CEO of Gas Power Systems for GE Power from 2013-2015.
Prior to joining GE, Vic worked for Allied Signal and Zurn Industries and was responsible for mechanical drive technology and new product development.
Originally from Williamstown, Mass., Vic holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College, and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors of UI Labs and previously served as President of the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association. He and his wife Karen have four children and reside in Saratoga Springs, New York.