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Vivek Venkatachalam to lead GE’s Converteam Acquisition in India

According to reports, GE Energy announced the appointment of Vivek Venkatachalam as the President & CEO for GE’s Converteam business operations in India, of the recently concluded $3.2bn acquisition of Converteam globally. Venkatachalam, currently head of GE Oil & Gas, In India, in his new role will oversee the development and execution of commercial, marketing, engineering and services strategy for Converteam in India. 

Converteam is a leading provider of power conversion and automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam’s solutions enable customers in a variety of industries to replace or improve mechanical processes with high-efficiency electric alternatives that deliver better reliability, less maintenance and lower emissions. 
Speaking on the appointment, John Flannery, President & CEO, GE India, said, “We are pleased to announce Vivek’s appointment at Converteam. In his most recent role as the business leader for GE Oil & Gas, Vivek did an outstanding job of leading the India team over last 2 years. He has been instrumental in building the business strategies and developing the local team, products & partnerships and growing the business. I am confident that he will continue adding great value to the company.”
Converteam’s facilities are located in Chennai, with 500 local employees. The company’s portfolio includes variable frequency drives and other power electronics, advanced motors and generators, as well as industrial automation and controls. Converteam’s products are widely used in the renewable energy sector, turning intermittent and variable power from solar, wind and tidal sources into the high quality and reliable power required by grid operators throughout the world. 

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