David L. Joyce
GE Vice Chairman
President & CEO, GE Aviation
David L. Joyce is a vice chair of GE and president and chief executive officer for GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. Mr. Joyce also leads GE’s efforts to establish and grow an additive manufacturing equipment, materials and services business, as well as accelerating additive manufacturing applications across GE.
David joined GE in 1980 as a product engineer and spent 15 years advancing his career in design and development of GE's commercial and military engines. His contributions encompassed nine different engine families powering 15 base aircraft models, including advanced technology applications. In 1995, he transitioned from product development to become a Six Sigma Master Black Belt for the Aviation Engineering Division. In early 1998, he was promoted to general manager of the Customer and Product Support organization, responsible for the global GE/CFM fleet of nearly 20,000 engines in service with more than 500 customers. In this role, David led the formation of the highly successful "At the Customer, For the Customer" program. In mid-2000, he was appointed general manager of the small commercial engine operation, where he led GE's successful bid to power China's ARJ21 regional jet. In addition, he oversaw the certification program for the CF34-8 engine for the Bombardier CRJ900 and the Embraer E170/175 aircraft programs. David was promoted to vice president and general manager of the commercial engine operation in 2003. He was named President & CEO in June 2008.
David also exercises his leadership on the boards of the Aerospace Industries Association, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, and Xavier University. He is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum board. He was named to the National Academy of Engineering in 2014. Joyce earned both Bachelor of Science and Master's Degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and holds a master's in business finance from Xavier University.
Vice President Delivery Operations, Supply Chain
Tony began his career with GE in 1986 on the Manufacturing Management Program with assignments in Syracuse, New York, and Burlington, Vermont. Following MMP, he joined GE Transportation, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and over the next eleven years held several positions including business leader-locomotive final assembly and test, platform COE leader, and Master Black Belt.
Tony joined GE Aviation in October 1999 as plant manager in Ontario, California, and then moved to Prestwick, Scotland, where he held the position of managing director for the Caledonian Aircraft Engine Services site from January 2001 through December 2002. In January of 2003, Tony was selected as the general manager of the newly formed CFM Services Platform in Engine Services in Evendale, Ohio. In February 2004, he became the general manager of Aviation’s Structures Center of Excellence. In June 2006, he took on the role as leader of the GE Aviation Global Customer and Product Support Operation and held that position for three years before taking the role as general manager of the GE90 product line. In May 2011, Tony became Vice President and General Manager of Assembly, Test & MRO Operations. He moved to his current role in August 2016.
Tony holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and MBA from Penn State University.
General Counsel and Leader, Legal Operations
Eileen Brumback is the General Counsel and leader of Legal Operations for GE Aviation. Prior to joining Aviation, Eileen held numerous positions at GE. Most recently, she served as General Counsel of GE Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya, and was responsible for supporting the Oil and Gas, Power, Healthcare and Transportation businesses across the region.
From 2004 to 2016, Eileen was General Counsel of GE Capital Real Estate. In that role, she led a global team of 50+ attorneys and compliance professionals and was responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters for GE Capital’s $90B+ global real estate portfolio.
Eileen joined GE from King & Spalding LLP. During her tenure at King & Spalding, she served as Managing Partner for the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice Group, Hiring Partner for the firm’s New York office and was a member of the firm’s Global Operating Committee.
Eileen actively supports several non-profit organizations that serve underprivileged women and youth. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Shining Hope for Communities, a community empowerment organization that provides education and other essential services in the Kibera and Mathare slums in Nairobi. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Worldwide.
Eileen serves on the Board of the University of North Carolina Arts & Sciences Foundation and is a member of the University of Virginia Law School Alumni Council. Eileen earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chief Information Officer
David is the Chief Information Officer for GE Aviation. Named to this role in March 2018, he is responsible for leading the Digital Technology function and driving GE Aviation's digital industrial strategy.
He began his career with GE Aviation in 1998 on the Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) with GE Capital. In his more than 19 years with GE, David has held roles supporting multiple GE businesses, including Aviation, Capital, Corporate, Lighting, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Transportation.
David most recently served as the CIO of Horizontal Products for GE, where he led a team focused on aligning common software solutions to enable productivity, optimize inventory, and improve customer outcomes. Prior to this role, David served as the CIO of Manufacturing for GE, where he was responsible for the digital strategy of GE’s Supply Chain.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies from Boston College.
Alan C. Caslavka
Vice President and General Manager, Avionics & Digital Systems
Alan C. Caslavka is vice president and general manager, Avionics & Digital Systems. 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 Master's in Business Administration.
Chaker A. Chahrour
Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing
Chaker Chahrour is vice president and general manager for Global Sales and Marketing for GE Aviation. He was appointed an officer of the General Electric Company in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for sales and marketing of all commercial engine and systems products and services globally.
Chaker joined GE Aviation in 1979 and worked as a design engineer in combustion systems. Over his 35 year career with GE Aviation, Chaker held various assignments and leadership positions in Engineering, Systems Design, System Integration, Six Sigma Black Belt and Program Management. Between 1997 and 2005, Chaker served as the general manager for the GE90 Product line. Chaker is credited with the introduction of the GE90-115B engine, the most powerful commercial engine in service today that powers the Boeing 777-300ER/200LR aircraft.
In 2005, Chaker moved to Singapore to lead the GE Aviation team for Asia-Pacific and had responsibility for Sales and Commercial Operations in the region.
Most recently, he was the executive vice president of CFM International and the GE Aviation general manager for the CFM and LEAP Product lines, in which he was responsible for managing the design, development, marketing and sales, communication as well as product support and customer satisfaction. As part of the CFM Executive board, Chaker served as the primary interface between GE and partner SNECMA (SAFRAN) and is responsible for managing the GE side of the 50/50 Joint Venture.
Chaker holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President and General Manager, Customer Delivery Operations
Bryce Currie was named vice president and general manager of the Customer Delivery Operations division in January 2019. In this role, Bryce leads our Assembly and Test, Overhaul, Repair, On-Wing Support, Customer Fulfillment, and Lean organizations.
Most recently, Bryce served as the Vice President and General Manager of Delivery Operations. He was appointed as a GE Officer in March of 2018. Before that, he was general manager for the Quality, Manufacturing, and Innovation Organization (QMIO). In that role, he led efforts to revitalize our use of Lean, established our GE Aviation Production Systems (GEAPS), and implement a structured, systematic approach to quality improvement that has driven down customer disruptions by more than 50%. He also partnered with Engineering and the Global Research Center to support record New Product Introduction, delivering parts out of the Lean Labs and the Additive Technology Center to support the CFM LEAP, GE9X, ATP and ITEP programs.
Since joining GE Aviation in 2014, Bryce has been a positive force for change, driving new processes and thinking and embracing best practices from outside Aviation to improve our operations. Prior to joining GE, he had a 27-year career in the automotive industry, where he established a track record as a transformational leader with expertise in Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma process improvement, program management, and cost out. He held global VP leadership roles that included full P&L, supply chain operations, quality, sourcing, program management and services at TRW Automotive.
Bryce has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a masters of business administration from Western Michigan University. He began his career as a product design engineer and manufacturing supervisor with AlliedSignal.
Bill A. Fitzgerald
Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Engines Operation
Bill Fitzgerald is vice president and general manager, Commercial Engines Operation for GE Aviation. In this role, he is responsible for all commercial jet engine products and global support.
Fitzgerald 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. In 1998, Fitzgerald joined engine services as the Cincinnati component repair leader, and assumed the position of managing director for the European Engines Services operation in Cardiff, Wales, in January 2000.
In February 2001, Fitzgerald 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 Engine Services.
In December 2008, Fitzgerald was named vice president and general manager of Assembly, Test and Overhaul. In this role, he worked to bring the manufacturing and services sites together into a single organization to share best practices and processes. In September 2010, he was named vice president and general manager of the GEnx product line, which is the fastest selling jet engine in GE’s history.
Mr. Fitzgerald holds a mechanical engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University. He is also a graduate of GE's Advanced Manufacturing course. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, March of Dimes and Cincinnati Public Radio.
Vice President, Human Resources
Athena Kaviris is a GE Officer and Vice President Human Resources for GE Aviation & GE Labor Strategy. She has over 20 years of experience in Global Human Resources roles in both Industrial and Financial Services organizations. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, operations, compensation, acquisitions and integration.
Athena assumed her current position in April 2018. Prior to this, she was the VP of Human Resources for GE Transportation where she aligned talent, culture and diversity to business needs. She joined GE Transportation in 2015 from GE Aviation, where she was the Senior Human Resources Leader for the Global Supply Chain. In this role she led HR in more than 80 plants in 12 countries, with over 30,000 employees that develop, manufacture, assemble, repair and overhaul jet engines and systems for commercial and military applications.
Prior to her role with GE Aviation, Athena was the Human Resources Leader of GE Capital Americas and previously the global Human Resources Leader of GE Capital Solutions. Athena began her General Electric career in 1996 with GE Industrial Systems in Europe and since that time has held a number of operating leadership HR assignments at GE Lighting, GE Industrial and GE Energy.
Athena completed her master’s degree course work in Organizational Development at the University of San Francisco and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany
Jean M. Lydon-Rodgers
President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation Services
Jean Lydon-Rodgers is president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation Services. In this role, she is responsible for providing operators of GE and its joint ventures commercial engines with a customizable suite of products and offerings to help them lower their lifecycle cost of ownership.
Jean began her career with GE on the Manufacturing Management Program at GE’s aerospace business and moved to GE Aviation for additional program assignments. Upon completion of the program, she worked in evaluation and test engineering where she supported the development and certification of commercial engines, such as CFM56, GE90, CF6 and GP7200.
Following her engineering roles, Jean moved to GE Aviation’s services business 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 joined GE Aviation’s military engines business in 2002 and progressed through several technical program management and leadership roles. In 2009 she was promoted to president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation, Military Systems, serving the US Department of Defense and numerous international military customers for aircraft, helicopter and marine engines.
Jean was named an officer of General Electric Company in 2008. She was appointed to her current position in 2016.
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.
Anne M. Lynch
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Services
Anne Lynch is vice president and chief financial officer for Services at GE Aviation. In this role, she is responsible for the financial strategy and planning for the Services organization, which includes the engine maintenance, overhaul, repair and spare material aspects of the Aviation business.
She began her GE career in 1990 and worked in a variety of finance assignments at GE's Aviation, Plastics-Superabrasives, Healthcare and Water business units as well as GE Corporate.
In 2006, Anne returned to GE Healthcare as the chief financial officer for Life Sciences. As a finance partner, she worked closely with the CEO and leadership team significantly re-shaping the portfolio through acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring which resulted in operating profit growth from 13% to 22%.
She moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2012 as vice president and chief financial officer for Healthcare Systems. In this role, Anne was the finance leader for the $13B Healthcare business, including diagnostic and ultrasound imaging and patient monitoring segments. Anne worked with the leadership team to achieve significant operational improvements including 2X VCP, launched a R&D analytical tool increasing visibility & returns, divested of non-strategic assets and re-invested in growth platforms.
Anne assumed her current role at GE Aviation in 2014.
She has a bachelor's degree in finance from Xavier University. Anne is a graduate of both the GE Financial Leadership Program (FMP) and Experienced Financial Leadership Program (EFLP).
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
John Mansfield is the chief digital officer for GE Aviation. In this role, he leads the technology and business growth of the Aviation digital portfolio.
Prior to joining GE, John had a successful career at Hitachi Limited, where he most recently served as president, general manager and chief technology officer of the Product Platform Division.
John holds two bachelor's degrees in Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Georgetown University. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and had six years as a naval aviator flying the A6 Intruder.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Military Systems
Tony Mathis is president and chief executive officer of Military Systems at GE Aviation. In this role, he is responsible for the business’ military operations serving the United States Department of Defense and numerous international military customers for aircraft, helicopter and marine engines.
Prior to joining GE, Tony served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, achieving the rank of captain, where he focused on flight test and propulsion project engineering.
Tony joined GE Aviation in 1997. Since then, he has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility including assignments as a Black Belt, Airline Support Engineer, e-Business Leader and a role as a Master Black Belt for Customer Support. Tony was promoted to chief marketing officer for Military Marketing in 2001 and later became the general manager for Military Customer Support. In 2004, Tony became the vice president of the F414, F404, J85 & TF34 engine programs, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the engine programs to include cross-functional leadership of production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced application development and customer support. Most recently, Tony served as the senior account executive for GE Aviation Engine and Systems operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes located in Seattle. In this role, he was responsible for leading the integration of all GE Aviation’s engine and systems programs with Boeing, to include production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced, application development and field/customer support. He was named to his current position in November 2016.
Tony is a native of Fitzgerald, Ga. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fresno, and an MBA from Xavier University.
Gary D. Mercer
Vice President and General Manager, Engineering Division
Gary Mercer was named to his current position as Vice President and General Manager of Engineering at GE Aviation in 2016. In this role, he oversees the design, development, certification and field services of GE Aviation’s Commercial & Military engines.
Most recently, Gary served as Vice President of Services Engineering and Chief Engineer for GE Aviation, and was responsible for developing the strategy, process, and tools to drive operational excellence for a global engineering team and supporting services agreements for GE Aviation’s customers.
Gary began his career at GE as a design engineer at Aircraft Engines in 1985. He held several engineering positions before joining GE Energy in 1993; he became general manager of a steam cooled gas turbine initiative.
In 1999, Gary relocated to Greenville, SC and became the Power Generation Programs Manager. He was appointed to Senior General Manager of Engineering for GE Oil & Gas in Florence, Italy in 2002.
After four years in this role, Gary returned to GE Energy in Greenville, SC to lead the component design teams for Gas and Wind Turbine products. Gary also led the global engineering team for GE’s Renewables Energy business, where he continued his passion for engineering excellence, innovating processes and products to make GE the preferred supplier to our customers.
In 2011, Gary rejoined GE Aviation in Evendale, OH as the Vice President and Chief Engineer of the Engineering division. Gary’s responsibilities grew to include the Technology and Sciences departments in 2012. In 2014, Gary became Vice President of Services Engineering in addition to his role as Chief Engineer, which includes leading the Chief Engineer’s Office.
Gary has a 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 & Integrated Systems
Brad D. Mottier is vice president and general manager of the Business and General Aviation & Integrated Systems 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. Brad also holds several patents in ignition technologies.
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 degree in engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Brad is vice president of the Sontag Foundation; former chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); member of the President's Council for the University of Illinois, and a distinguished alumni of the Department of General Engineering and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. In May 2014, Brad was honored with the Business Aviation Laureate Award by Aviation Week.
President & CEO, GE Additive
Jason Oliver was named to his current position as President & CEO, GE Additive and a GE Vice-President in January 2018. In this role, he provides strategic direction and operational leadership to GE’s additive manufacturing ecosystem.
Jason joined GE from Dover Corporation. With more than 20 years of printing expertise, Jason is a printing zealot, who has spent his career commercializing digital equipment, consumables, software and services in the printing industry. He has started, sold and bought businesses and launched cutting-edge digital printers for three large publicly-held companies.
In 2003, Jason co-founded Jetrion, a digital label printer, which he sold in 2006, and then continued to market for EFI. In 2013, Jason joined Heidelberger Druckmaschinen GA as Senior Vice President, Digital Print Solutions where he developed and implemented the Heidelberg digital vision and driving its expansion into the inkjet market.
In 2016, Jason became president, Digital Printing Group for Dover Corporation to build an industry-leading digital printing business. He knows printing and has expertise in marrying software and hardware to provide comprehensive customer solutions.
Jason has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Kansas and did post-graduate work at Universitaet Paderborn in Germany. He is fluent in English and German.
CEO, Avio Aero
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 2006, he relocated with his family to New Delhi, India, in the role of GE Country Leader, with the mandate to establish the Company's operations in India, while identifying and launching key localization initiatives and partnerships. In 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.
In 2013, Riccardo joined GE Aviation Systems as AVIO integration leader, based in Turin, Italy. In this role, Riccardo led the team that planned the smooth transition of AVIO into GE. He was promoted to CEO of Avio Aero in mid-2013.
Riccardo holds a master's 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 an MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Jamie R. Regg
Senior Executive, Communications and Infrastructure
Jamie R. Regg leads Communications and Infrastructure for GE Aviation.
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, he joined GE Aviation at its Madisonville, KY, plant where he quickly progressed through multiple operational leadership roles. He transitioned to GE Aviation's Evendale, OH, plant to serve as a six sigma master black belt for the Supply Chain. Upon completion of this role, Regg was named plant leader for the Madisonville Turbine Airfoils Plant.
In 2004, Jamie returned to Evendale, OH, 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 GE 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, SC, Madisonville, KY, Muskegon, MI, 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 senior executive of Global Communications and GE Advantage in June 2011 and led 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.
In August 2014, Regg assumed his current role as senior executive of Communications and Infrastructure and manages Communications and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Facilities organizations. In 2017, he was given additional responsibility to lead the Digital League 2.0, an organization focused on enabling speed by harnessing large streams of data from our products and operations to provide new insights.
Jamie is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and industrial operations and received his appointment as a United States Army Officer.
Laurent C. Rouaud
Chief Marketing Officer
Laurent joined GE in 2010 as chief marketing officer of GE Aviation. Laurent leads GE Aviation's growth, strategy, and marketing activities. This includes developing an integrated strategy for the business, developing business adjacencies and new commercial products, providing an enterprise view of all products and services offered to customers, leading the commercial pricing analytics and marketing GE Aviation products and services for the Commercial Engines, Military, Systems, Services, Business and General Aviation, Digital Solutions businesses as well as the Ecomagination business platform dedicated to environmental innovation.
Laurent 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 Marketing in the Market Development Department. In 1996, he moved to Airbus of North America to lead Business Development. In 2006, Laurent went back to Airbus HQ in Toulouse and became senior vice president of Market and Product Strategy at Airbus, covering all products.
Laurent earned a master's degree in engineering from the Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées, a master's degree and a PhD in economics with honors from the Toulouse School of Economics. Laurent also graduated from the French Military Engineering Corps as an Officer.
Laurent was born in Clermont-l'Hérault, France. He and his wife, Monica, reside in Cincinnati.
Shane M. Wright
Senior Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer (COO) &
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Shane Wright is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Aviation. In this role, Shane oversees all aspects of financial strategy for GE Aviation's $30 billion aerospace business with more than 80 facilities in 21 countries around the globe. In addition, he manages GE Aviation's operating rhythms and performance, while continuing to partner with the leadership team to set and execute the business strategy.
Shane joined GE in 1988 on the Financial Management Program. He then spent six years with the Corporate Audit Staff and held global finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility for several GE businesses, including Finance Manager, Asia Pacific for Transportation; Finance Manager, Asia, Europe and Africa for Energy; Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Oil & Gas; Chief Financial Officer, Property & Casualty for Insurance Solutions and Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation.
Shane also has experience in mergers and acquisition, serving as the Corporate Staff Executive for M&A in Hong Kong in 1998, and in risk management, serving as the Global Risk & Underwriting Manager for GE Insurance Solutions in 2002.
Prior to joining GE Aviation, Shane served as Chief Financial Officer for GE Healthcare International, where he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Greater Asia regions for GE's Healthcare business.
Shane is the Staff Sponsor for GE Aviation's Veteran's Network, leading efforts to recruit, retain and promote high quality military veteran employees to the business. He is also the Executive Champion for the Company's Financial Management Program (FMP), overseeing the training and development of GE's future financial leaders.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1986. In the community, Shane serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Port Authority, and on the Board of Directors for 3CDC, Cincinnati's Development Corporation.
President, GE Aviation Greater China
Weiming Xiang is President of GE Aviation Greater China Region and was appointed a GE Company Officer in November 2014. In this role, he leads Aviation's Greater China operations, including Commercial Engines and Services as well as growth programs, such as Business & General Aviation, Marine, Industrial Internet, and oversees China's Engineering and Supply Chain's activities. Weiming champions the China Leadership Council to drive the business' growth strategies, build the local capabilities and engage with customers, partners and employees.
Weiming joined GE in 1992 and has held various commercial leadership roles in Marketing & Sales, Product Lines, Services, Customer & Product Support, Six Sigma Black Belt and Business Development for the Aviation and Transportation businesses in China and the United States. In his recent positions as the General Manager of GE Aviation Greater China Region and the General Manager of GE Transportation China, he led the commercial engine teams from both businesses to win numerous deals and sales contracts.
Prior to GE, Weiming worked at AVIC for seven years.
Weiming is a graduate of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China, where he received a bachelor's degree in aero-engine design. He was the first graduate of the Technical Leadership Program (TLP) of GE China and a graduate of the Global Marketing and Sales (GMS) Program at GE Aviation. Weiming is also a certified Black Belt.