Dean’s Advisory Council - Rick Harris

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Rick Harris

General Electric Aviation
Vice President of Software Engineering (Retd.)

'92 MS in Computer Science, Software Development and Management

Retired senior executive with ability to apply technical & management skills to deliver high-impact business results.

Experience includes managing 400+ people and budgets of $100M+. Primary expertise is managing software development. Deep domain knowledge and successful track record in aviation, energy, telematics, manufacturing, and product development.

Career highlights include:

  • VP of Software Engineering for GE Aviation Digital Group
  • Chief Technology Officer for DTE Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Chair of San Francisco Advisory Board for Salvation Army
  • Distributed Control System product development for ABB
  • Software Engineering leader for GM’s OnStar product