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Vic Abate

MS, Mechanical Engineering (Union College) MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) BS, Mechanical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Named GE’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President in 2015, Vic Abate is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations. GE's research facilities, located in Niskayuna, NY and Bangalore, India, work in collaboration with GE businesses around the world to invent and develop differentiated products and services for our customers.

Beginning his GE career in 1990, Vic developed a strong industrial foundation through leadership roles in engineering, services, production, and quality.  He went on to become President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy from 2005-2013 where his team led the wind industry through differentiated product leadership.  He was then asked to lead Gas Power Systems as its President and CEO, where his team launched the world record-breaking HA Gas turbine product line.

Prior to joining GE, Vic worked for Allied Signal and Zurn Industries and was responsible for mechanical drive technology and new product development.

Vic previously served as President of the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and was a member of the Board of Directors of UI Labs.

Originally from Williamstown, Mass., Vic holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College.  He and his wife Karen have four children and reside in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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