The John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC), is the formal name of the GE Global Research and Technology Development site located in Whitefield, Bangalore . The JFWTC is General Electric's (GE) first and largest integrated, multidisciplinary Research and Development Center outside the US. The team has more than 4000 engineers and scientists working at the JFWTC Bangalore. It was founded by former CEO of GE John F. Welch on 17 September 2000. Gopichand Katragadda is the current Managing Director of JFWTC.