General Electric Co.

General Electric Co.

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General Electric Co. is a technology and financial services company that develops and manufactures products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity. Its products and services include aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, security technology, medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. The company operates through eight segments: Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Home & Business Solutions and GE Capital. The Power & Water segment serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers worldwide with products and services related to energy production. The Oil & Gas segment supplies mission critical equipment for the global oil and gas industry, used in applications spanning the entire value chain from drilling and completion through production, liquefied natural gas and pipeline compression, pipeline inspection, and downstream processing in refineries and petrochemical plants. The Energy Management segment provides integrated electrical products and systems used to distribute, protect and control energy and equipment. It manufacture electrical distribution and control products, lighting and power panels, switchgear and circuit breakers that are used to distribute and manage power in a variety of residential, commercial, consumer and industrial applications. The Aviation segment produces, sells and services jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and related replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft. Its military engines are used in a wide variety of aircraft including fighters, bombers, tankers, helicopters and surveillance aircraft and as well as marine applications. The Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies such as medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. This segment predicts and detects disease earlier; monitoring its progress and informing physicians, and helping physicians tailor treatment for patients. The Transportation segment provides technology solutions for customers in various industries, which include railroad, transit, mining, oil and gas, power generation and marine. It also provides portfolio of service offerings designed to improve fleet efficiency and reduce operating expenses, including repair services, locomotive enhancements, modernizations, and information-based services like remote monitoring and diagnostics. The Home & Business Solutions invests in the development of differentiated products such as energy efficient solutions for both consumers and businesses. Its products include major appliances and subsets of lighting products are primarily directed to consumer applications, while other lighting products and automation solutions are directed towards commercial and industrial applications. The GE Capital segment's services include commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, home loans, credit cards, personal loans and other financial services. It provides its services for all sizes of businesses worldwide. The company was founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1878 and is headquartered in Fairfield, CT.

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Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO
Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.
Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.
Mr. Immelt is the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is also a member of The Business Council.
Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.
Dr. Charles (Chip) Blankenship, Jr., President & CEO, GE Home & Business Solutions Senior Vice Pr
Charles (Chip) Blankenship is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Home & Business Solutions, an $8 billion operating unit comprised of GE Appliances, headquartered in Louisville, KY, and GE Lighting, headquartered in East Cleveland, OH. Together, the businesses employ more than 27,000 people around the world who invent, build and deliver innovative, energy-efficient appliances and lighting products that improve people’s lives.
Blankenship began his career with GE in 1992 after earning a B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. His first position was that of Staff Scientist at GE’s Corporate Research and Development facility in Schenectady, New York. His technical work resulted in 23 papers published in refereed journals and eight U.S. and European patents. As a program manager, he led a team of scientists and engineers developing alloys and processes for aircraft engine, land-based gas turbine, lighting systems, medical systems and diesel engine applications.
Blankenship joined GE Aviation’s Commercial Engines Operation in 1996 as the leader of the CF6 Airline Support Engineering team. He was later appointed Manager of Embraer CF34 programs, and subsequently General Manager of GE Aviation’s Small Commercial Engine Operation. In 2006, he was named General Manager for Aero Energy, a division of GE Energy in Houston, Texas, that supplies aeroderivative gas turbines and packaged generator sets for industrial and marine applications. He returned to GE Aviation in 2008 as VP of the Commercial Engines Operation, a $5 billion business and the world’s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial aircraft. He was named President & CEO of GE Appliances on January 1, 2012 and assumed his current role on January 1, 2013.
He resides in Louisville, KY, and is married with four children.
Lynn Calpeter, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer GE Power & Water
Lynn Calpeter is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Power & Water and a GE Company Officer. She was appointed to this role in October 2012.
Calpeter began her career in 1986 in GE’s Financial Management Program. She went on to spend six years with the Corporate Audit Staff, contributing to financial and operational audits for numerous GE businesses. In 1993 Calpeter joined GE Plastics, holding various financial leadership roles and in 1998 was appointed Manager for GEP Global Production, Sales and Inventory planning.
In 1999 Calpeter was named Chief Financial Officer for the Television Stations Division of NBC. In 2001 she went on to serve two years as Vice President of the GE Corporate Audit Staff in Fairfield, Connecticut.
In 2003 Calpeter was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NBC and in 2004, upon completion of the Universal acquisition, she was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NBC Universal (NBCU). She was responsible for overseeing NBCU’s financial planning, tax planning, and financial operations while playing a key role in the company’s strategic business initiatives.
Calpeter’s most recent role was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Energy, leading all financial operations for a $43B portfolio of businesses serving the global energy industry with power generation, oil and gas and grid modernization technologies.
Calpeter is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in business management and applied economics. She enjoys golf, softball, mountain biking, theater, and music.

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