Sagar A. Patel
Mr. Patel is the former Business Group President, Engine Systems for Woodward, Inc., a manufacturer and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets. Mr. Patel held this position from 2021 through October 2022. He joined Woodward, Inc. in June 2011 as President of Aircraft Turbine Systems. In 2019, Mr. Patel became Business Unit President, Fuel Systems and Controls for Woodward until January 2020 when he became Business Unit President, Aerospace Aftermarket and Hydraulic Systems, where he served before assuming his most recent position. Before joining Woodward, Mr. Patel worked at General Electric, where he last served as President, Mechanical Systems, GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio. At GE’s Aviation and Transportation businesses, Mr. Patel held roles with increasing responsibilities in engineering, operations, services and P&L management. Earlier in his career, he worked for a utility company in India for three years. Mr. Patel served as Chairman of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) in Rockford, Illinois, in addition to serving on the Illinois Governor’s Innovation Advisory Council. Mr. Patel holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Controls and Instrumentation Engineering from Gujarat University in India.