GE Aircraft Engines Announces Commercial Engines Division Appointments
David Joyce, a 22-year GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) employee, has been named vice president of GEAE Commercial Engines Operation and an officer of General Electric Company (GE).
EVENDALE, Ohio - David Joyce, a 22-year GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) employee, has been named vice president of GEAE Commercial Engines Operation and an officer of General Electric Company (GE). Joyce succeeds Charles (Chuck) Chadwell, a longtime industry veteran who is retiring after 37 years of service.
Previously general manager for of GEAE Small Commercial Engine Operations, Joyce most recently led the team that captured the company's ARJ program win in China, certified the CF34-8 Growth series engines and tested GE's first CF34-10 engine.
Joyce joined GE in 1980 on the GE Technical Leadership Program after graduating with bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University. He also earned a master's in business administration from Xavier University.
He has held positions of increasing responsibility in various divisions of the company, including Commercial Engines, Engineering, Quality and Customer Support.
Replacing Joyce as general manager of Small Commercial Engine Operations is Charles (Chip) Blankenship, who most recently served as general manager of Customer Technology Programs in GE Engine Services.
Blankenship joined GE in 1992 at the GE Global Research Center after receiving a bachelor's degree in materials engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Virginia.
He led the Structural and Refractory Alloys program at the GE Global Research Center. In 1996, Blankenship joined GEAE's Marine and Industrial engines division and has held leadership roles in CF6 Airline Support Engineering and GE's CF34 engine project resulting in the successful certification on EMBRAER regional airliners.
GEAE, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs of France and GE. GEAE also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine applications. In addition, GE Engine Services provides comprehensive maintenance support for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. Visit GEAE online at: http://www.geae.com.