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Eric Ducharme is the Vice President of Global Technology at GE Transportation, a business providing propulsion system solutions for customers in the rail, off- highway mining vehicle, marine, and adjacent markets.
Dr. Ducharme joined GE’s Aircraft Engine Business in 1987, where he led significant contributions in composite fan blade technology for large turbofan engines. He subsequently led engineering programs for the CFM56 and GE90 engines; and was the General Manager of Commercial Engines Engineering, with technical responsibility for GE commercial aircraft engines from development, certification and in-service support.
He also served as General Manager of Locomotive Engineering at GE Transportation, where he led the development and launch of the Evolution Series locomotive.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, and is GE’s University Executive for MIT and chairs the ASME Industry Advisory Board.