Generac Adds Industry Veteran as Leader of its Global Engineering Team

Engineering team builds leadership with addition of 25+ year industry veteran as executive VP

Patrick Forsythe, executive vice president of global engineering
Patrick Forsythe, executive vice president of global engineering

Generac Power Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power generators and engine-powered tools, announced the next steps in the growth of its engineering team, strengthening the company’s ongoing commitment to product line diversification and globalization. On July 2, Patrick Forsythe joined Generac as executive vice president of global engineering, reporting directly to company CEO Aaron Jagdfeld.

Forsythe has more than 25 years of experience in progressively higher engineering positions. He began his career in the power generation industry with FG Wilson and Generac. Forsythe’s experience also includes three years as vice president, global engineering, for Ingersoll Rand, which included leading engineering integration activities following the business’ acquisition by Doosan. Most recently, he served as vice president, engineering & technology, for Hayward Industries, a global manufacturer of pumps and other filtration equipment. 

“Adding Patrick to our team is an important step in securing the future leadership of our engineering functions,” Jagdfeld said. “As Generac continues to expand the diversity of our product offering, as well as the geographies we are serving, our approach to product design for both ease of manufacturing and service will contribute to our competitive advantages globally.”

Forsythe received his engineering diploma from the Belfast College of Further Education and a higher national diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Ulster. He also holds a master of science in manufacturing management & technology and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

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