President, Aircraft Turbine Systems
Chairman, Rockford Area Economic Development Council (Rockford, IL)
Sagar Patel joined Woodward in June, 2011 as President, Aircraft Turbine Systems. Aircraft Turbine Systems' largest facilities are located in Loves Park, IL. Sagar is responsible for full P&L including leading business operations and services, and future growth through product and process innovation. He is experienced in aviation, transportation, and energy products and industries.
He joined Woodward from General Electric, where he last served as President, Mechanical Systems, GE Aviation in Cincinnati, OH. At GE's Aviation and Transportation businesses, Sagar held roles with increasing responsibilities in engineering, operations, services, and P&L management. He also worked in a utility company in India for three years. Overall, he has more than 25 years of industrial experience.
Currently, Sagar serves as the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) Chairman. Sagar also serves on the IL Governor's Innovation Advisory Council. In the past he served on the Maryland State Economic Development Commission.
He has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor’s degree in Controls and Instrumentation Engineering from Gujarat University in India.