Ganesh Iyer

Biography of Ganesh Iyer, new Board member.

Portrait of Ganesh Iyer.President and CEO, Etnyre International
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Ganesh Iyer '92 is the President and CEO of Etnyre International, a 125-yr old, 4ᵗʰ generation family-owned company that manufactures a wide range of equipment for the asphalt road building and transportation industry. Under his leadership, the company has expanded into providing heavy metal fabrications for large OEMs which has allowed the company to profitably grow by more than 75% in the past 5 years. He has enabled the growth of this company by laying the path for significant cultural and business transformations. He is a champion of “Doing Well by Doing Good” and is pursuing a life- long passion of making a difference in the lives of people.

Prior to joining Etnyre International in May 2018, Ganesh had a very successful career at Caterpillar Inc. He worked for about 20 years in progressive roles at Caterpillar, developing and growing profitable businesses across global and emerging markets. His career has spanned several business functions including executive and general management, manufacturing operations, supply chain, distribution, engineering, 6 Sigma and Mergers and Acquisitions. Before leaving Caterpillar, he was Director and Global Head for the company’s ~$1B Power Generation business.

Over the years, Ganesh has served on Caterpillar corporate boards, including Asia Power Systems in China and Caterpillar India Private Limited in India. Currently, Ganesh serves as a director on the Boards of Etnyre International and Neuco, Inc.

Ganesh completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and his M.E. in Engineering Management from the University of Wisconsin. Earlier degrees include an M.E. in Aerospace Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University in India.