David L. Joyce
President and Chief Executive Officer
David L. Joyce is president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation, one of the fastest-growing divisions of the General Electric Company, which was founded by Thomas Edison in 1878.
David provides strategic direction for the Cincinnati-based, $18.9 billion aerospace company. With more than 39,000 employees at 83 sites globally, GE Aviation is the world's leading designer and producer of jet engines for commercial and military aircraft and a major provider of avionics, power management and actuation systems.
David has spent his entire career at GE Aviation, gaining broad and deep knowledge through a series of technical and leadership roles, and influencing the design and launch of GE's most innovative and popular engines over the past three decades. The value of David's expertise and accountability in strengthening industry relationships was recently highlighted by The Wall Street Journal.
David joined GE Aviation in 1980 and became immersed for 15 years in advanced design and product development, contributing to 15 aircraft models. From 1995 to 2000, he expanded into Six Sigma quality leadership roles and headed the around-the-clock Customer & Product Support organization, supporting the global fleet of more than 500 customers.
David ran the regional and business jet commercial engine operations from 2000 to 2003 during the explosive growth of that market. A global thinker, he also led GE's successful bid to power China's first indigenous commercial jet and led the formation of the GE Honda Aero Engine Company, which is creating engines for lightweight business jets.
Over the next five years, David ran GE's entire commercial jet engine portfolio, overseeing the certification of several new engines and launching the GEnx, the fastest-selling engine in the company's history.
David is active in the industry and community. He serves on the executive committee of the Aerospace Industries Association in Washington, DC and on the board of the National Air and Space Museum. At home, he serves on the Cincinnati Business Committee (co-chairing the Education Task Force), on the boards of United Way of Greater Cincinnati (serving as the 2012 Campaign Chair), Xavier University, and the Tri-State Warbird Museum, and on the advisory board for the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering.
David earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from Xavier University.
Vice President and General Manager, Assembly, Test and Overhaul
Anthony "Tony" Aiello is vice president and general manager, Assembly, Test & Overhaul Center of Excellence for GE Aviation's Supply Chain. In this role, he will lead all the development, manufacturing, testing and overhaul facilities operated by GE around the world.
Tony began his career with GE in 1986 on the Manufacturing Management Program with assignments in Syracuse, New York, and Burlington, Vermont. He then joined GE Transportation in Erie, Pennsylvania, and, over the next 11 years, held several positions including business leader for Locomotive Final Assembly and Test, Platform COE leader and Master Black Belt.
In 1999, he joined Aviation as plant manager in Ontario, California, and then moved in 2001 to Prestwick, Scotland, where he held the position of managing director for the Caledonian Aircraft Engine Services site. In 2003, Tony was selected as the general manager of the newly formed CFM Services Platform in Engine Services, and in 2004, he became the general manager of the Structures Center of Excellence.
He took on the role as leader of GE Aviation's Global Customer and Product Support Operation in 2006 and held that position for three years before taking the role as general manger of the GE90 Product Line. He moved to his current role in May 2011.
Tony holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Penn State University.
Colleen B. Athans
Vice President and General Manager, Supply Chain
Colleen Athans is vice president and general manager of Supply Chain at GE Aviation. In this role, she is responsible for the operations of more than 80 GE Aviation locations in 12 countries that develop, manufacture, assembly, repair and overhaul jet engines for commercial and military applications.
Colleen began her career with GE Appliances in 1983 on the Manufacturing Management Program and also held program assignments at GE Military Electronic Systems.
She joined GE Aviation in 1985 and held numerous manufacturing and quality technical and leadership positions at the Lynn, Massachusetts facility.
In 1995, Colleen was named quality leader for the Rotating Parts Center of Excellence in GE Aviation's Evendale, Ohio facility. She also spent time serving as the Six Sigma Master Black Belt in the Rotating Parts Center of Excellence and Sourcing.
Colleen was named plant leader of the GE Aviation's Durham Engine Facility in North Carolina in 1999. She then returned to Evendale and became general manager of the Rotating Parts Center of Excellence in 2001.
In 2003, she was appointed general manager of the CF6 product line where she oversaw the CF6 engine model, which has accumulated more flight hours than any other widebody, high bypass ratio turbofan engine at GE.
Colleen was appointed to her role as vice president of Assembly, Test and Overhaul in 2010. She assumed her new role in May 2011.
Colleen holds a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.
Chris S. Beaufait
Senior Executive, China
Chris Beaufait was named as the senior executive for GE Aviation, China in June 2012. His responsibilities include leading GE Aviation's commercial aircraft programs and the business strategy, operating processes, partnerships, marketing and government relationships in the Greater China Region. Previous to his current role, he was the senior executive for Avionics for GE Aviation Systems and responsible for civil and military avionics products and programs.
Chris joined GE in 1998 as a quality engineer for GE Appliances after serving in the U.S. Navy for 11 years. In 2001, he joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff, which led to a business development manager position in GE's headquarters office supporting portfolio assessments, financial analysis, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions for GE Corporate and GE's business units. In 2006, Chris was named General Manager, Business Development for GE's Aviation and Transportation businesses and led the acquisitions of Smiths Aerospace, Walter Engines and numerous other transactions. In 2008, Chris was named General Manager, Corporate Business Development - China, responsible for creating and leading a newly formed Corporate Business Development Center of Excellence based in Shanghai to support GE's business initiatives. In addition to his other responsibilities while in this role, he led the efforts to form a global civil avionics joint venture between GE's Avionics business and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
Chris graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in systems engineering. Post-graduation, Chris served as a submarine officer.
Alan C. Caslavka
Vice President, Avionics Systems
Alan C. Caslavka is vice president of Avionics Systems at GE Aviation. In this role he is responsible for worldwide military and civil avionics products and systems to include flight management systems, cockpit displays, platform computing, interface controls and air traffic management solutions.
Prior to joining GE Alan was with Rockwell Collins Inc., where he held various Manufacturing Operations, Engineering and Program Management positions, most recently, vice president & general manager for Precision Strike Platforms and Navigation Products. His previous roles included vice president & general manager of Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) Systems and vice president & general manager Surface Solutions.
In 1991, Alan was recognized as Rockwell International's Engineer of the Year and in 1996, led a team that was awarded the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace "Spirit of Excellence" and "Model of Excellence" for outstanding contributions as a supplier.
Alan is a graduate of Iowa State University of Science and Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He also is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Business Administration.
Sanjay M. Correa
Vice President, CMC Program
Dr. Sanjay Correa is vice president of GE's CMC (Ceramic Matrix Composites) Program with applications in aircraft engines and heavy-duty gas turbines.
Sanjay has been with GE for 30 years. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president & managing director of the GE India Technology Center, headquartered in Bangalore, India. Earlier Sanjay has held a variety of leadership roles, including general manager for Engineering Technologies, general manager for the Fan, Compressor & Combustor Center of Excellence in GE Aviation; and global technology leader for Energy & Propulsion Technologies at GE's Global Research Center.
Sanjay holds a bachelor of science, master of science and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He is a member of several professional societies and a co-leader of GE's Asian Pacific American Forum.
Jim W. Daily
Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology, Systems
Jim Daily is vice president of Systems Global Engineering and Technology for GE Aviation. In this role, Daily leads the global technology development for the Aviation Systems business, which is a global provider of electrical power systems, avionics, actuation and landing gear, aerostructures and propeller systems to the builders and operators of military and civil aircraft. The engineering and technology organization comprises more than 2,600 highly talented engineers who continue the legacy of innovation in developing GE Aviation Systems' future products across the globe.
Jim joined GE in 2011 after a 22-year career at Honeywell, most recently in the role of vice president, Electronics Center of Excellence where he led the organization with responsibility for all global electronics product development across civil and defense aerospace markets. In conjunction with this role, he led the Aerospace Integrity and Compliance Council and was honored as the 2009 recipient of the highest corporate award for product development. Since beginning his career with Honeywell in 1989, he rapidly progressed through roles of ever-increasing responsibility in both engineering and business leadership.
Jim began his professional career as an avionics engineer at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California.
Jim is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis in computer & micro-processor based systems and digital design.
Vice President, New Production Introduction (NPI) Operations
Mohammad Ehteshami is vice president, New Product Introduction (NPI) Operations at GE Aviation.
Mohammad has more than 29 years experience at GE Aviation where he began as a design engineer in 1984. Since that time, he has held several engineering positions before he became manager of Development Assembly and Instrument Operations in 1998.
In 2000, Mohammad became manager of Combustor Design Engineering Center of Excellence, and he also provided strong leadership achievements in globalization and NPI. He was appointed general manager of GE Aviation's Rotating Parts Center of Excellence in 2003.
He was appointed vice president of Engineering for Oil and Gas in 2006 and led a diverse engineering team that supported a complex product offering across the life cycle of the equipment. In this role, Mohammad delivered NPI success by executing on-time delivery and first time yield.
In May 2010, Mohammad was named to his current role in which he is responsible for the execution of NPIs to ensure they are on schedule, on budget, at cost, while meeting product requirements.
Mohammad has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University and a master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Bill A. Fitzgerald
Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Engines Operation
Bill Fitzgerald is vice president and general manager, Commercial Engines Operation, at GE Aviation. In this role, he is responsible for all commercial jet engine products and global support.
Bill began his career at GE Aviation in 1983 as a member of the Manufacturing Development Program. He held several technical and operational leadership positions within supply chain in Lynn, MA, through 1997. Bill joined engine services in 1998 as the Cincinnati component repair leader, and he assumed the position of managing director for the European Engines Services operation in Cardiff, Wales, in January 2000.
In February 2001, Bill was named general manager, global supply chain at GE Transportation Systems in Erie, PA. In 2003, he became vice president and general manager of Global Operations, Services.
Bill was named vice president and general manager of Assembly, Test and Overhaul in December 2008. In this role, he worked to bring the manufacturing and services sites together into a single organization to share best practices and processes. He was appointed vice president and general manager of the GEnx Product Line in 2010 in which he was responsible for the GEnx engine, which is one of the fastest selling engines in GE Aviation's history. He was named to his current position in December 2011.
Bill holds a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master's degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University. He is a graduate of GE's Advanced Manufacturing course. He serves on the advisory board of the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA).
General Manager, Business Development
John Godsman is general manager of Business Development for GE Aviation. In this role, John is responsible for accelerating the business' growth through strategic acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures across GE Aviation's engines, systems and services segments.
John joined GE Aviation from the investment banking industry, where previously he was a managing director and global head of aerospace and defense for Deutsche Bank. Prior to this role, he was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston in its London office and led the European aerospace and defense coverage effort.
John is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Government and an MBA with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Chief Information Officer
Tammy Kantor is chief information officer (CIO) for GE Aviation.
Prior to her January 2007 appointment, Tammy served as the CIO for Impact Supply Chain for Aviation and GE Energy.
Tammy joined GE in 1994 as part of the Information Management Leadership Program and worked at GE Transportation as a business analyst and black belt. She has held functional IT leader roles of increasing responsibility in the former GE Consumer & Industrial and CIO roles for Plastics and Transportation. Before joining the IM organization within Aviation and GE Energy, Tammy served as the CIO for GE Consumer Finance Europe, where she was responsible for the IM efforts of 1,800 employees in 22 countries.
Tammy holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Management Information Systems, both from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. Prior to GE, Tammy was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve as a Combat Medical Specialist assigned to a Combat Medical Unit.
Jean M. Lydon-Rodgers
Vice President and General Manager, Military Systems
Jean Lydon-Rodgers is vice president and general manager, Military Systems, for GE Aviation. In this role, she is responsible for the business' military operations serving the US Department of Defense and numerous international military customers for aircraft, helicopter, and marine engines.
In 2008, Jean was named an officer of General Electric Company. She was appointed to her current position in 2009.
Jean joined GE on the Operations Management Leadership Program at GE's aerospace business and later moved to GE Aviation for additional assignments on this program. Upon completion of the program, she moved to evaluation and test engineering where she supported the development and certification of commercial engines including: CFM56, GE90, CF6 and GP7200.
Following her engineering roles, Jean moved to engine services as a Six Sigma Black Belt and was certified in the use of six sigma tools and processes. She then progressed to positions of increasing responsibility in the services division including technology upgrades manager, and manager of overhaul & platform strategy marketing. In these roles she was responsible for implementing innovative technology and service solutions to improve productivity for the customer, as well as GE service shops.
Jean moved to Military Systems in 2002 as the manager of F136 supply chain programs and progressed to F136 program manager. Prior to her current role, Jean served as vice president of the F136 engine project at GE Aviation and also as president of the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team responsible for the development of a competitive engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
Jean graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and from Xavier University with a master's degree in business administration.
Ernest W. Marshall, Jr.
Vice President, Human Resources
Ernest Marshall is vice president, Human Resources at GE Aviation, one of the fastest-growing divisions of the General Electric Company.
He provides strategic direction for over 40,000 employees located at 82 sites around the globe. As a global HR strategist, Ernest has extensive experience in organizational development, employee engagement, talent assessment, cultural integration, executive compensation, global practices and labor relations, in rapidly changing, highly competitive growth environments.
Ernest's experience is multi-faceted. In July, 1992, he took a position as an Assistant English Teacher (AET) in Shizuoka, Japan, where he taught at two Japanese high schools before returning to the United States a year later, to pursue his graduate education.
He joined GE in June of 1997 on the Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) at GE Capital Consumer Finance, in Cincinnati, OH. Following his first business rotation on the HRLP program, Ernest joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) as an auditor. These early experiences helped underscore the importance of looking into the core of an operation, a skill that has proven to be very useful in his approach to fostering organizational excellence.
In June 1999, Ernest joined GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI, where, as the HR leader, he worked the front end of GE's acquisition of Marquette Medical. In 2000, he worked on GE's National Labor Negotiations in New York City, NY.
Ernest joined GE Aviation in January 2001 as the Human Resources/Union Relations manager for Structures Supply Chain and the Engineering Center of Excellence. Since then, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility across the Aviation organization. Most recently, prior to being promoted to his current position, Ernest helped successfully transform the Aviation Systems business, a strategic business acquisition, by developing an HR infrastructure geared towards building a successful business and culture.
Ernest is very active in the community. He serves on the board of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He leads GE Aviation's GE Volunteers organization and also serves as the Operating Leader of GE's African American Forum (AAF). Ernest was selected by Black MBA magazine in their '50 under 50' feature and by Network Journal in their 'Top 40 under 40' feature.
Ernest has a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in Accounting and Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. During this time, he also spent two semesters at New College, Oxford, England. He earned his Master's degree in business administration and his Juris Doctor, with concentrations in marketing/human resources and corporate/employment law, respectively.
Ernest and his family live in Cincinnati, OH.
Michael R. McAlevey
Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Operations and Business Development
Michael R. McAlevey is a GE Company officer and serves as General Counsel and leader of Business Development for GE Aviation. He is responsible for GE Aviation's global legal and compliance organizations and its business development activities.
Prior to his current role, Michael served as vice president, Chief Corporate, Securities and Finance Counsel for GE located in Fairfield, CT. In that role, he was responsible for GE's global securities law, capital raising, corporate law and corporate governance compliance. In 2006, GE's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Jeff Immelt, presented him with the Chairman's Leadership Award for his leadership of GE's SEC related matters.
Before joining GE, Michael served as the deputy director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance from 1998 to 2001. At the SEC, he oversaw all aspects of the operation of the Division of Corporation Finance and played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of Regulations M-A and FD. SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt awarded him the Chairman's Award for Excellence for his work on Regulation FD. He worked regularly with Congress as the Division's liaison to Capitol Hill, particularly on matters related to the capital formation process.
Prior to joining the SEC in 1998, Michael was a partner with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia where his practice focused on capital raising and M&A transactions. From 1999 to 2001, he served as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center where he taught M&A. He has authored numerous articles on federal securities regulation and corporate governance and is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on securities, finance, board related matters.
Michael is a member of the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws and the NYSE Corporate Governance Commission.
Michael was a law clerk to The Honorable Emmett R. Cox, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University in 1986, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Kevin G. McAllister
Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing
Kevin McAllister is vice president and general manager, Global Sales and Marketing for GE Aviation. He was appointed an officer of the General Electric Company in 2008. In this role, he is responsible for sales, marketing and commercial operations globally across our portfolio of commercial engines, services and aviation systems.
In 2013, McAllister was appointed as a member of GE Company's Corporate Executive Council and has served on the GE Commercial Council since his appointment in 2009. He has received several recognitions including the Chairman's Leadership Award in 2012 and Heroes of Growth Award in 2010.
McAllister joined GE Aviation from Howmet Corporation in 1989 and held various materials engineering leadership roles supporting product design, manufacturing, component repair and technology development.
In 1998, he joined GE Engine Services as a Master Black Belt leading Six Sigma productivity improvements across our global network of Component Repair Operations. Later that year, he was selected to lead our Six Sigma program across GE Engine Services global business including Overhaul & Repair Operations, Materials, Engineering and Marketing & Sales.
In 2000, McAllister became general manager of a newly formed GE Engines Services Customer Satisfaction Organization . In 2001, he was appointed general manager of GE Aviation's global Customer & Product Support Operations. This organization provides technical, operational and commercial support for customers across our global fleet of GE & CFM engines.
In 2005, McAllister assumed the position of Sales General Manager for the Americas regions, responsible for sale of commercial engine products and services in North and Latin Americas.
McAllister graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in materials engineering.
He is currently serving as president of the Board of Governors for The Wings Club. Since 1942, this organization has been the premier global society of aviation professionals and a leading forum for aviation issues. McAllister is also a member of the Board of Directors of ORBIS International, a non-profit global development organization whose mission and dedication is to preserve and restore sight worldwide by strengthening the capacity of local partners in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness.
Vice President and General Manager, Services
Paul A. McElhinney was appointed vice president and general manager, Services, for GE Aviation in May 2011. GE Aviation - Services is a $8 billion business that maintains, repairs and overhauls GE commercial engines. The business consists of close to 8,000 employees at 17 locations around the world.
McElhinney has spent more than 25 years working in all aspects of the aviation industry. He joined GE in 1992 in its GE Capital Aviation Services business in Shannon, Ireland. In 1998, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of GECAS. He joined GE Aviation in 2004 as Vice President, Legal and added responsibility for Business Development in 2010. He assumed his current role in May 2011.
McElhinney holds an honors degree in law from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
McElhinney serves on the Board of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport and on the Wake Forest University Schools of Business Board of Visitors.
He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and two children.
Gary D. Mercer
Vice President and Chief Engineer
Gary D. Mercer is vice president and chief engineer for GE Aviation. In this role, he is responsible for leading the chief consultants and a network of more than 600 controlled title engineers focused on the evolution of the design process, flight/product safety and engine certification. The Chief Engineer's office provides consultation and oversight for technology, component and engine system level designs across the global engineering team over the product's life cycle. This office is also the primary technical interface with regulatory agencies around the globe, ensuring safety and compliance for the engines produced by GE and its partners.
Gary began his engineering career at Dresser Industries where he worked for four years designing equipment for the oil & gas markets. In 1985, he started his GE career at Aircraft Engines in Evendale, Ohio. For the next eight years, Gary built his core competency as a design engineer assigned to the structures team for Military and then Commercial engines.
In 1993, Gary relocated to Schenectady, New York and became part of GE Energy where he brought his aviation experience to the industrial gas turbine development team. While there, he was promoted to general manager for the H product, a steam cooled gas turbine that today remains one of Energy's most advanced design undertakings.
The Gas Turbine development organization was re-located in 1999 to the Greenville, South Carolina where Gary spent two years as the Power Generation Programs Manager, reporting to the VP of Energy's engineering division. In 2002, he was promoted to senior general manager engineering for GE Oil & Gas in Florence, Italy. After four years in this role, Gary returned to GE Energy in Greenville to lead the component design teams for Gas and Wind Turbine products.
Most recently, Gary led the global engineering team for GE's renewable energy business where he continued his passion for engineering excellence, innovating processes and products to make GE the preferred supplier to our customers.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Gary completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York.
Brad D. Mottier
Vice President and General Manager, Business and General Aviation Operation
Brad D. Mottier is vice president and general manager of the Business and General Aviation Operation for GE Aviation.
Prior to this appointment, Brad served as vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Services operation and was named a company officer of General Electric Company in 2005.
Brad was president and chief executive officer of Unison Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviation's Services operation, which was acquired in 2002. Prior to the acquisition, he worked for more than 20 years at Unison, holding various roles of increasing responsibility. These roles included senior development engineer, engineering manager, materials manager, quality control manager, product line manager, sales and marketing manager, operations manager, vice president of marketing, senior vice president and executive vice president.
He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in general engineering. He also has earned a Master's in engineering degree from the University of Illinois and a Master's in business administration from the University of Chicago.
Brad is vice president of the Sontag Foundation; director of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association; member of the President's Council for the University of Illinois, and a distinguished alumni of the Department of General Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Riccardo Procacci, Ph.D.
AVIO Integration Leader, GE Aviation Systems
Riccardo joined GE in 1996 covering different technical and commercial roles before being assigned to Asia in 2000 as GE Oil & Gas Region Sales Manager based in Kuala Lumpur. During his tenure, landmark projects were secured in the region in strategic segments like LNG and Pipeline. At the end of 2003 he moved back to the GE Oil & Gas headquarters in Florence, Italy leading the Contractual Service Agreements business unit, part of the business' Global Services division.
In October 2006 Riccardo relocated with his family to New Delhi, in the role of Country Leader, with the mandate to establish the Company's operations in the Country, while identifying and launching key localization initiatives and partnerships. In July 2009, he was nominated to the role of Turbomachinery Applied Technology Leader based in Florence, Italy where he was responsible for the product leadership of the entire Turbomachinery portfolio, which spans from compressors to gas and steam turbines, turboexpanders, pumps, valves and control systems. In this capacity, Riccardo has spearheaded the development, testing and feasibility of new technologies such as the LM6000 for mechanical drive, the first floating LNG applications, and increasing the competitiveness of GE's steam turbines through the development of new high speed/high efficiency blades.
On April 1st 2013, Riccardo joined GE Aviation Systems as AVIO Integration Leader, based in Turin, Italy. In this new role Riccardo leads the team that, upon successful closure of the deal, will assure the smooth transition of AVIO into GE.
Riccardo holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Turbomachinery from the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
Executive Director, Global Government Relations
Peter Prowitt is executive director of Global Government Relations for GE Aviation. He was appointed to this role in May 2011. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the Aviation Washington DC team and setting the government relations strategy around the world.
Peter began his career on the staff of US Congressman Max Baucus (D-Montana) in 1977. After receiving his MBA in 1981, he worked for Eli Lilly and Company in Chicago.
In 1983, Peter returned to Senator Baucus' legislative staff and served as his Chief of Staff until 1987. During the 100th Congress, Peter served as staff director of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Senator Quentin N. Burdick (D-North Dakota).
In 1988, he represented American President Lines, Ltd., in Washington, D.C., on a variety of international trade and domestic issues related to the company's maritime and domestic container distribution services.
He joined GE in 1995 as Manager of Government Relations. His responsibilities included representing GE before Congress and the Administration on issues affecting the company's businesses. He became the government relations team leader for GE Aviation's Washington DC Operations in 2010.
Peter is a member of the faculty at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, where he has taught an elective in Business-Government Relations since 1990.
Peter received a bachelor's degree in Zoology from DePauw University in 1977 and a MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Jamie R. Regg
Senior Executive, Global Communications and GE Advantage
Prior to joining GE, Jamie served as an Officer in the United States Army and held several roles in operations for Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
In 1996, Jamie joined GE Aviation at its Madisonville, KY, plant and quickly progressed through multiple operational leadership roles. He transitioned to GE Aviation's Evendale, Ohio, plant to serve as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt for the Supply Chain. Upon completion of this role, Jamie was named plant leader for the Madisonville Turbine Airfoils Plant.
In 2004, Jamie returned to Evendale, Ohio, as leader of Assembly and Test Operations for GE Aviation and led the integration of the Engineering and Production Assembly and Test teams into a single operational team. In 2006, he was named the Aviation Material Cost Leader and was responsible for cost reduction programs across commercial and military platforms.
Jamie was promoted to general manager, Turbine Airfoils Center of Excellence, in 2008. In this role, he led sourcing, engineering, manufacturing and repair of High Pressure Turbine Airfoils. Sites within the Center included Greenville, South Carolina; Madisonville, Kentucky; Muskegon, Michigan; Cincinnati Service Shops (ACSC), and Aviation's Singapore Repair Operations.
In 2010, Jamie was appointed leader of Supply Chain Government Operations. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating interaction and communications between GE Aviation Supply Chain facilities and government agencies around the world. He was appointed to his current role in June 2011 and leads the Global Communications team in the creation and execution of internal and external communications strategies and messaging as well as process improvement teams across GE Aviation.
Jamie is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where he received a Bachelor degree in Chemistry and Industrial Operations and received his appointment as a United States Army Officer.
Jeanne M. Rosario
Vice President and General Manager, Engineering
Jeanne joined GE in 1975 as a member of the Engineering Development Program. She has held roles of increasing responsibility, accumulating 15 years experience in engine design and 10 years in systems leadership in which she contributed to both commercial, military and marine and industrial product lines.
She served two years as an Engineering Master Black Belt in the Six Sigma program where she focused on developing and integrating Design for Six Sigma tools into the engineering design process. Following this role, Jeanne served as manager, CF34-8 Growth Engine System Design and Integration.
In 2002, Jeanne became general manager, Engine Systems Design and Integration where she has responsibility for all GE Aviation's fielded engines as well as product definition and system design efforts.
In June 2003, she was named vice president and general manager for Commercial Design for Reliability and Services Engineering. Responsibilities include commercial engine product creation and meeting Design for Reliability requirements.
In November 2005, Jeanne was promoted to her current role, where she directs the research, design, certification and in-service support of all engine programs for commercial, military and industrial customers.
Jeanne holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Laurent C. Rouaud
Chief Marketing Officer
Laurent Rouaud is chief marketing officer at GE Aviation. In this role, Laurent will be responsible for defining and developing an integrated marketing strategy for the business and provide an enterprise view of all products and services offered to customers.
Laurent has extensive experience in market research and strategy in the aviation industry. He started his career in 1987 at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, California, as a senior airline market analyst in the Strategic Planning and Forecasting Department of Douglas Aircraft.
He joined Airbus in Toulouse in 1991 as manager of Market Planning in the Market Development Department. In 1996, he was promoted to senior director of Market Planning and Research at Airbus of North America. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Market and Product Strategy at Airbus.
Laurent earned a master's degree in engineering from Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancèes, a master's degree and a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics.
Roger N. Seager
Vice President, Strategic Customer Relationships
Roger joined GE Aviation in 1979 as a member of the company's CF6 engineering department following a career in aerospace engineering with British Aerospace and Redifussion Simulation.
Moving to the military engine business in 1980, Roger managed CF6 engine programs for the United States Air Force. In 1983, Roger was named to manage the T700 program for the US Army. There followed a series of increasingly responsible roles managing national and international turboshaft programs. In 1991, Roger was appointed director of international programs and advanced applications for GE's T700 product line.
In 1995, Roger was named general manager of military marketing development and then general manager of CF6 project the next year. He was named vice president of marketing and sales and an officer of General Electric Company in 2002. He was named vice president of sales in February 2003. In May 2008, Roger moved to China and served as vice president and general manager of Commercial Aircraft Programs. He assumed his current position in July 2012.
Roger earned a Bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Southampton University in the United Kingdom.
Shane M. Wright
Chief Financial Officer
Shane joined GE in 1988 on the Financial Management Program. He then spent six years with the Corporate Audit Staff and held leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Finance manager, Asia Pacific for Transportation; Finance manager, Asia, Europe and Africa for Energy; Financial Planning and Analysis manager for Oil & Gas; CFO, Property & Casualty for Insurance Solutions and CFO for Transportation.
Most recently, Shane served as Chief Financial Officer for GE Healthcare International. He was appointed to his current position and named officer of General Electric Company in 2008.
Shane received a Bachelor's degree in economics from Whitman College.