Rich Carpenter


Rich Carpenter is the Product General Manager for GE’s Automation and Controls product platforms. The business is headquartered in Charlottesville Virginia with worldwide distribution and deployment capability for their control system, operator interface, industrial PC, and new Field Agent Industrial Internet products. The control system products include the Innovative PacSystems products as well as the robust, high performance Mark VIe product lines used throughout GE in their large equipment and plant controls for Power Generation and Oil and Gas businesses.

Prior to this position Rich was Chief of Product Strategy for GE Intelligent Platforms Software and Services business. He led GE IP’s overall Portfolio plan, the technology strategy, and the initiative to converge software and controls across GE. He worked extensively with the new GE Digital division to establish the requirements for APM and GE’s Brilliant Manufacturing software.

Rich has multiple patents in his name and a strong track record of introducing new, first release products. He began his career in GE’s Edison Engineering Leadership program. He has earned the GE CEO Leadership Award twice. He attended the University of Illinois graduating with a B.S. degree in Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Rich resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.