March 31, 2008
Vice Chairman of GE to be Focus on Globalization guest speaker
Augusta, Ga. - John G. Rice, vice chairman of GE and president and CEO of GE Infrastructure, will be the last guest speaker for the fall in the Hull College of Business’ Focus on Globalization series on Thursday, April 3, at 1 p.m. in 170 University Hall.
Mr. Rice began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981. In 1984, he joined GE Appliances, having various assignments in operations and consumer service.
In 1992 Rice was named President and CEO of GE’s Canadian appliance affiliate in Toronto, Canada. He assumed leadership of the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1994, and a year later was appointed President of GE Plastics Asia/Pacific business headquarters in Singapore. Rice was appointed President and CEO, GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania, in September 1997.
Mr. Rice was later named President and CEO of GE Energy, a leading supplier of power generation technology, energy services, and energy management systems in November of 2000 through June of 2005.
This business segment includes Energy, Aviation, Rail, Oil & Gas, Water, Energy Financial Services, and Aviation Financial Services. Prior to his current position, Mr. Rice served as Vice Chairman of GE and President and CEO of GE Industrial.
Mr. Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees there. He is also a trustee of various other institutions including Emory University and the Walker School, and is on the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is past chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Cammie have four sons and reside in Roswell, Georgia.
For more information, call ASU’s Hull College of Business at 706-737-1560.
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