JUPITER, Fla. -- Dr. 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.
Dr. Little accompanies Bob McGrath, former EVP Nextera Energy, as the second independent director appointed to the Powerphase board of Directors.
During his tenure at GE, Dr. Little led one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations in the world that developed core technologies to help GE succeed in all of its core businesses, including 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.
Powerphase was started in 2012 by Bob Kraft who previously founded PSM, a combustion turbine parts manufacturer that was sold to Alstom in 2007 for $241 Million.
Powerphase recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to bring 2 GW of additional power to Indonesia. The company has more than 100 patents pending globally around its dry-air injection technology for combustion turbines, called Turbophase.
“The Turbophase dry air injection system offers customers a host of valuable benefits safely and quickly with just air,” said Dr. Little in a press release. “By generating hot-compressed air more efficiently than the turbine itself, the Turbophase system improves the efficiency of the combustion turbine."