INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 10-11, 2008
MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC
Speaker: Eric Ducharme, Sc.D.
Dr. Ducharme is General Manager of Commercial Engines Engineering at GE Aviation.
He attended McGill University in Montreal where he earned his Bachelors of Mechanical
Engineering degree in 1983. He earned his Masters and Doctorate in Aeronautics and
Astronautics from MIT in 1987.
Upon graduation from MIT, he joined GE Aircraft Engines, holding positions of
increasing responsibility in aeromechanics and composite airfoils design; he led
significant contributions to the UnDucted FanTM and GE90 composite fan blade designs.
Subsequently he was engineering leader for the CFM56-7B engine, powering the Boeing
737NG; and engineering leader for the GE90 engine, powering the Boeing 777.
With the integration of the GE Aircraft Engines and Rail businesses in 2003, he was
named General Manager of Locomotive Engineering, responsible for the successful
launch of the new Evolution locomotive. In 2005, he returned to GE Aviation in his
current role, where he is responsible for: the technical aspects of all GE commercial
engine product lines, a team of over 600 engineers, and an installed base of over 20,000