Bangalore, January 26, 2012 – Dr. Gopichand Katragadda (“Gopi”) will lead GE’s India Technology Centre as Managing Director. He takes over from Sanjay Correa who has moved back to the US on a new assignment in GE. Gopi, who will be based in Bangalore, and assume responsibility for GE’s first and largest integrated multidisciplinary Research and Development Centre outside the US.
For the past three years, Gopi served as the General Manager for GE Energy Infrastructure’s India Engineering Operations, overseeing 2,000 employees in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Prior to that role, he was the Operations Manager for Global Research in Bangalore. Gopi joined GE in 2002 as Manager of the Industrial Imaging and Modeling Lab for Global Research. He earned his Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University and both his Master’s and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
“I would like the GE India Technology Center to be considered as both a GE asset and a national asset, developing technology to solve the world’s and India’s toughest problems in a responsible way”, Gopi says.
John Flannery, President & CEO, GE India, says: “Strong leaders like Gopi strengthen our commitment to lead in the "next generation" of technology. He will help drive growth with technical excellence across businesses by enhancing technical capability, increasing new product development and investing in research.“