GE Appoints New Company Officer
FAIRFIELD, Conn.— September 19, 2011 — GE today announces the appointment of a new company officer. GE currently has 197 GE officers globally who lead large revenue generating businesses or are in critical functional roles, helping to drive growth.
Below are the details of the new officer:
Stephan Reimelt, 54, has been named vice president and CEO GE Energy Germany. With his appointment, GE Germany is aligning the activities of its business units Power & Water, Oil & Gas and Energy Management to the German growth market.
In his new role, Reimelt will lead GE’s comprehensive portfolio for flexible energy generation that was recently further extended by the acquisition of Converteam, a leading provider of power conversion and automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors and generators. He will help position GE as a significant contributor to the sustainable creation of Germany’s future energy landscape.
Reimelt has recently joined GE from Ferrostaal AG, a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering, as a member of the executive board. Prior to Ferrostaal, Reimelt worked for the Lurgi Group, where he started as Managing Director of the former Lurgi Life Science GmbH. From that position, he moved on to a central sales function before he was appointed member of the executive board of Lurgi AG responsible for sales. In this function, he was in charge of setting up a strong, international sales organization and establishing the business area of renewable resources. At the start of his career, Reimelt spent 7 years building his own company in North America, Reimelt Corporation, until his return to Germany as managing director and owner of the family enterprise Reimelt GmbH.
Reimelt obtained a doctorate in industrial engineering at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. At the same university, Reimelt has been a professor in Fabrication Planning in the field of Process Economics since 2001. In 2009, Reimelt was appointed honorary professor.
GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aviation and power generation to financial services, healthcare solutions, oil and gas and rail, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ge.com.