Patrick J. Byrne

Director and Chairman of the Board
Pat Byrne is Senior Vice President of Operational Transformation at General Electric. In this role, Mr. Byrne is responsible for driving GE’s priorities around safety, quality, delivery and cost. In addition, he partners closely with the businesses to ensure these priorities become the foundation of GE’s new three public companies. Mr. Byrne previously served as CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business, leading the innovation, manufacturing and servicing of an installed base of more than 50,000 onshore wind turbines, and as CEO of GE Digital, where he led the company’s software business focused on digital transformation in grid operations, power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing and aviation markets.

Prior to joining GE, Mr. Byrne served as Senior Vice President of Fortive’s Product Realization business. Prior to Fortive, Mr. Byrne was the Vice President of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Danaher’s test and measurement segment, where he drove strategic market development, business development and M&A. Mr. Byrne also served as President of Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, and President and CEO of Intermec Technologies and Agilent’s electronic measurement group. Mr. Byrne began his career at Hewlett-Packard, holding various leadership roles in R&D, technology development, marketing, quality and general management.

Mr. Byrne has served as a member of the board of directors for multiple publicly traded companies, including Micron Technology, the global leader in memory solutions, and as Chairman at Diebold Nixdorf, a leader in secure banking and retail technology solutions.

Mr. Byrne holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.