Generac Appoints New CIO Talal Butt

March 5, 2024
Photo courtesy of Generac Talal Butt is the new CIO of Generac.

Generac Power Systems has appointed Talal Butt as its new chief information officer to drive the company’s global information technology organization, including developing enterprise strategies for digital commerce, data & AI, IT infrastructure, cybersecurity and global applications. 

“Talal brings a wealth of experience to Generac that will support the company’s continued success and growth,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, president and chief executive officer of Generac. “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, Butt 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,” said 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.”