Eric Ducharme, Vice President, Global Technology GE Transportation
Eric Ducharme is Vice President, Global Technology at GE Transportation. He returned to GE Transportation in April 2009 from GE Enterprise Solutions, where he served in the capacity of Chief Technology Officer. Before joining Enterprise Solutions, Eric contributed to GE Aviation’s success in the role of General Manager of Commercial Engines Engineering.
Eric is a 22-year veteran of GE. He joined GE Aviation in 1987, holding positions of increasing responsibility in technology and engineering in connection with the GE90 and CFM56-7B engines, powering the Boeing 777 and Boeing 737 Next Gen respectively.
In 2003, he was named General Manager of Locomotive Engineering at GE Transportation, where he led the successful launch of the Evolution Series locomotive. In 2005, he returned to GE Aviation to lead all technical aspects of GE commercial engine product lines, from the GEnx to the GE Honda jet engine, over the total life cycle from NPI to services support.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT. He is GE’s University Executive for MIT and serves on the ASME Industry Advisory Board.
Eric and his wife, Kerry, have three college-aged children, and live in the Erie, PA area.