GE Names Stephanie Mains New CEO of Its Industrial Solutions Business
November 3, 2015
- Focuses on Enhancing the Customer Experience and Driving Industry Leadership
- Mains Brings More than 25 Years of GE Experience to New Role
- Has Held Roles in GE’s Power, Aviation, Capital and Transportation Businesses
ATLANTA — Nov. 3, 2015 — GE (NYSE: GE) has named Stephanie Mains as the new CEO of its Industrial Solutions business, which is part of Energy Management. Stephanie succeeds Bob Gilligan, who recently announced his retirement from GE after 25 years with the company.
“Stephanie is a 26-year veteran at GE and brings a wealth of experience in finance, operations and business management with her to the Industrial Solutions business,” said Russell Stokes, CEO of Energy Management. “I am confident her knowledge and expertise will enable her to be a strong leader of our Industrial Solutions business. She’ll be focused on enhancing the customer’s experience and driving toward our goal of being an industry leader.”
Prior to joining Industrial Solutions, Stephanie was the vice president of Distributed Power Global Services for GE Power, a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services, focused on power generation at or near the point of use. During her two years in that role, she led the business to 19 percent revenue growth and tripled investment while leveraging the GE Store to expand life cycle offerings, digital solutions and global capabilities in both direct and indirect markets. She also brought three GE service product lines together to better service an installed base of more than 30,000 units.
Stephanie first joined GE Transportation as part of the company’s Financial Management Program back in 1989 and during the next 10 years, held roles of progressive responsibility in finance and quality at GE Transportation and GE Capital. In 1999, she joined GE Aviation and held posts including chief financial officer (CFO) for Material Services, CFO for customized service agreements and quality manager for Engine Services.
In 2006, she joined GE Energy where she oversaw GE’s network of global gas repair centers, program support and new repair introduction rollouts. In 2010, Stephanie was promoted to general manager of Parts and Repair Services, which, within two years, transformed into Services Operations—a 3,800-person, $4 billion global organization responsible for parts and repairs across GE’s gas and steam turbines and generators as well as global standards for outage execution. In addition, in 2012, she was named a corporate officer of GE.
Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky.
About GE’s Industrial Solutions Business
Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Management, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries.
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com
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