Generac adds Exec VP of Global Engineering

Patrick Forsythe joins Generac from Hayward Industries.

Generac has hired Patrick Forsythe as executive vice president of global engineering.Generac Power Systems announced that it is growing its engineering team and strengthening the company’s ongoing commitment to product line diversification and globalization, hiring Patrick Forsythe 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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