Generac Appoints Talal Butt as CIO

Generac Appoints Talal Butt as CIO

(US and Canada) Generac Power Systems, a leading global provider of energy technology solutions and other power products, announced the appointment of Talal Butt as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 4, 2024. In this role, Butt will report to Generac President and Chief Executive Officer Aaron Jagdfeld.

Butt will be responsible for spearheading the global information technology organization for Generac, including developing enterprise strategies for digital commerce, data and AI, IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and global applications. He brings more than 20 years of experience in driving technology innovation and supporting global business growth with a focus on executing business strategies and optimizing the digital end-to-end customer experience.

"Talal brings a wealth of experience to Generac that will support the company's continued success and growth," says Jagdfeld. "He has an impressive history of delivering digital transformation on a global basis and building creative platforms to drive revenue, and he will be instrumental in helping us deliver a world-class IT platform that serves our diverse customer base."

Butt most recently served as Global Vice President – Enterprise Transformation and Architecture at Rockwell Automation, a provider of industrial automation and digital transformation technologies. In this role, he was responsible for leading the enterprise's digital and business transformation strategy and execution. He also served as the interim leader of Data, Analytics, and Insights as well as cloud operations functions and cybersecurity.

Prior to Rockwell Automation, Butt served as the Vice President and IT Project Services Manager at Milwaukee-based international wealth management firm Robert W. Baird. In this role, he managed a cross-functional portfolio of IT projects related to applications development, infrastructure, and third-party integrations for multiple Baird business units. Earlier in his career, he worked at global companies Covance, Inc. and General Electric HealthCare, where he held various leadership roles in application development and IT infrastructure. 

"I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic company," says Butt. "Generac has an impressive track record of success. I look forward to contributing to its continued growth, collaborating with its experienced executive leadership team, and driving technology innovation in the years ahead."

Butt holds a position on the CDO Magazine Global Editorial Board, showcasing his contributions to the field of data.

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