GE Energy confirmed for CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber 2011

Dr. Nirav Patel, senior lead engineer at GE Energy-Advanced Sourcing Engineering, will speak at the Carbon Fiber 2011 conference on the use of carbon fiber to reinforce GE's next-generation wind turbine.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, has announced the addition of Dr. Nirav Patel, senior lead engineer at GE Energy-Advanced Sourcing Engineering, to its speaker lineup for the Carbon Fiber 2011 conference, Dec. 5-7 at the Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Patel's presentation, titled, "Carbon fiber and GE wind energy ecomagination," will explore use of carbon fiber to reinforce GE’s next-generation wind turbine

At GE Energy, Patel is responsible for increasing carbon fiber and composite supplier network capacity and inserting additional capability and technology. He is closely working with GE Sourcing and Engineering teams to drive and contribute to supply base development initiatives including cycle time reduction, sole-source elimination, direct material productivity and lead-time reduction.

Carbon Fiber 2011 is co-chaired by Tom Haulik, carbon fiber sales manager at Hexcel, and Stephen Carmichael, director of sales at Grafil/Mitsubishi Co. For more information on the conference, or to register for the conference, visit the CompositesWorld conferences website at, or call +1 207-221-6603.

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