eHour Speaker, November 13, 2015:
Mark Little, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer GE
Mark M. Little was named Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in October, 2005. Mark was responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations. He will retire at the end of 2015 after a 37 year career with GE.
In addition to his role as Chief Technology Officer, Mark also led GE Global Research, where 3,700 people from virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline focus on the company’s long-range technology needs. The organization has research facilities in the United States, India, China, Germany and Brazil working in collaboration with GE businesses around the world.
Mark joined GE in 1978 in the Turbine Business. After holding several management positions in Engineering, Mark progressed through leadership assignments in Product management and Business Development, including strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. In 1994, Mark was named Vice President of Power Generation Engineering and in 1997 he became Vice President of GE Power Generation, responsible for GE’s world-wide turbines, generators, hydro, wind and power plants businesses.
Mark holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and in 1982 earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2009, Mark was made a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.