Vic Abate

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at General Electric Company

Vic Abate

Vic Abate

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at General Electric Company


Victor Abate occupies the position of Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President for General Electric Co. and Chief Technology Officer of GE Global Research (a subsidiary of General Electric Co.). Mr. Abate is also on the board of UI LABS. He previously held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer at GE Renewable Energy, President & CEO-Power Generation at GE Power & Water, Vice President-Renewables at GE Energy Management Services, Inc. and President of American Wind Energy Association. He received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a graduate degree from Union College (New York).

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GE Renewable Energy

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Senior Vice President, GE President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Global Growth Organization at General Electric Company

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President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Power at General Electric Company

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President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation at General Electric Company

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Chief Executive Officer & Secretary at UI LABS

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Chief Executive Officer at General Electric Company

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Co-Head of Portfolio Management at The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC

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Head, Power Services-North America Region-GE Power at General Electric Company

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Vice President at General Electric Company

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President & Chief Executive Officer at General Electric Capital Corporation

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Head, GE Distributed Power-GE Power at General Electric Company

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Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at General Electric Company
Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world.

Master's in Mechanical Engineering

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.


Lally School of Management & Technology is a school in Troy.

Career History
General Manager, Steam Turbine Technology
1999 - 2015

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water's six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business.

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
1990 - Current

General Electric Co. is a technology and financial services company. It operates through the following segments: Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation, Healthcare, and Capital. The Power segment offers technologies, solutions, and services related to energy production, which includes gas and steam turbines, generators, and power generation services. The Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, hardware & software, offshore wind turbines, solutions, products & services to hydropower industry, blades for onshore & offshore wind turbines, and high voltage equipment. The Aviation segment provides jet engines & turboprops for commercial airframes, maintenance, component repair, and overhaul services, as well as replacement parts, additive machines & materials, and engineering services. The Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies in medical imaging, digital solutions, patient monitoring, and diagnostics, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance enhancement solutions. The Capital segment leases & finances aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters, and also provides financial and underwriting solutions. The company was founded by Thomas Alva Edison in 1878 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2005 - 2013

Part of General Electric Co., GE Renewable Energy is an American company located in Schenectady, NY, that provides onshore and offshore wind, solar, and hydroelectric power generation services. Jérôme Pécresse is currently the CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.

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To solve large-scale technological and societal issues by forming industry-driven consortia to close the gap between innovation and commercialization.


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry – the country’s fastest growing energy industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.

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