GE’s former chief technology officer, Dr Mark Little, has joined the board of combustion turbine company Powerphase.

Little accompanies Bob McGrath, former executive vice-president of Nextera Energy, as the second independent director appointed to the Powerphase board.

During his time at GE, Little led one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations in the world that developed core technologies to help GE succeed in all of its core businesses, including energy, oil & gas and aviation. During his 37 year tenure at GE, he also led GE Global Research and was vice-president of GE Energy power generation.

Former GE boss joins Powerphase

Powerphase founder Bob Kraft said: “Dr Little brings a tremendous global strategic market and technical background to Powerphase which will help us continue to expand our reach to customers around the world.”

Florida-headquartered Powerphase recently signed a deal to bring 2 GW of additional power to Indonesia. The company also has more than 100 patents pending globally around its dry-air injection technology for combustion turbines, called Turbophase®.

Little said: “I am excited to join the Powerphase board and bring my global experience to bear on this innovative company to help the company accelerate globally with its heavily patent protected existing and new insurgent technology offerings.”

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