Sisir Padhy

Senior Vice President, Process Excellence and Innovation
Verizon

Sisir graduated valedictorian (Gold Medalist) from Orissa University, with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation he worked as a research engineer for a BHEL, a power generation corporation in India. Sisir came to the US for graduate studies and received his masters in mechanical engineering in 1990 with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Nonlinear Dynamics in 1992. He has published more than twenty papers in conferences, professional journals and books. In addition he has chaired many technical conferences. Sisir has attended executive educations at Wharton and Harvard Business School.

Sisir started his professional career in US with General Electric Company. He held several leadership roles at GE Appliances, GE Transportation Systems, Pratt & Whitney, GE Corporate, and GE Aviation, in design, process excellence, e-Business, and strategic marketing. He was appointed as the global P&L General Manager for the CF6 engine services business at GE Aviation in 2003 with $2B+ in revenue. Under his leadership the order backlog grew more than two folds. Sisir led the global P&L for Automation (Energy management software and hardware solutions) business at GE Energy in 2007. The business grew by more than 50% with organic & M&A activities. He joined Verizon in 2011 and currently leads the process excellence and innovation efforts.