Mark Little, General Electric’s former chief technology officer and leader of GE Global Research, has joined the board of directors of Powerphase, maker of patented upgrades that improve the fuel efficiency and output of combustion turbines.
Little accompanies Bob McGrath, former EVP of Nextera Energy, as the second independent director appointed to the Powerphase board of directors. During his tenure at GE, Little led an industrial research and technology organization that developed core technologies in energy, oil & gas and aviation. During his 37 year tenure at GE, he also served as vice president of GE Energy power generation, and several engineering and management positions in their turbine business, as well as in business development in their energy sector.
“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,” said Bob Kraft, Powerphase founder.
Powerphase was started in 2012 by Kraft who previously founded PSM, a combustion turbine parts manufacturer that was sold to Alstom in 2007 for $241 Million. Powerphase recently signed a deal to bring 2 GW of additional power to Indonesia. Powerphase has more than 100 patents pending globally around its trademarked dry-air injection technology for combustion turbines, called Turbophase.