Eric Gebhardt is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Wabtec. He is responsible for Wabtec’s global technology and investment strategy, new product development, and global engineering organization. A respected technologist with more than 30 years of experience, Gebhardt built his career developing innovative technology solutions in power generation, battery storage, renewables, and distributed power. He comes to this role as former Managing Director of KCK-US, an investment firm focused on the energy, life science, and industrial sectors. Prior, he spent nearly 30 years with General Electric in a variety of global engineering and leadership roles where he was responsible for driving the strategic direction for product and portfolio development, including Chief Technology Officer of GE Power, Chief Product Management Officer for Energy Connections, Chief Platforms and Operations Officer for Current, and Chief Technology Officer for GE Oil & Gas, among others. Gebhardt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, has received nine patents for his pioneering work across the energy sector, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.