Tag Archives: General Electric

GE Shake-Up

Immelt out; Flannery in, power and energy units combined General Electric announced Monday that John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company by the GE Board of Directors. The move will be effective August 1, 2017. Jeff Immelt, current Chairman and CEO, will remain Chairman of the […]

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“Coop” Retires

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

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GE: Garden Enshrinement

Logos will appear on Boston Celtics jerseys next season General Electric is seeing green in 2017. Celtic green, that is. The company announced a multiyear partnership with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday that includes data and analytics service provisions, $7 million to the team, and one McHale of an advertising spot. GE logo patches, seen below, […]

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Docked & Loaded

U.S. destroyer back to San Diego after motor repairs A new model of U.S. destroyer arrived at its homeport of San Diego December 8th after a three-month odyssey at sea wrought with breakdowns and repairs. After being out of commission and docked in Panama for three weeks, the U.S.S. Zumwalt is now docked at Naval Station San […]

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Myandering Supply Chains

Tin mine in Myanmar a place where corporate meets conflict  For Wall Street suits and corporate executives, board rooms or stock floors are battlegrounds. The analogy is not unwarranted, as a cutthroat business culture requires many professionals to approach company decisions as territorial, survival scenarios. For some perspective, though, the source of flagship products for some of the […]

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Energy Juggernaut?

GE Oil & Gas merges with Baker Hughes General Electric announced a merger of its oil and gas business with energy services provider Baker Hughes in a deal that structures the new publicly traded entity as a partnership jointly owned by each company’s shareholders. According to GE and Baker Hughes, the new company would have […]

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Digitalized Heavy Machinery

Honeywell’s latest bid demonstrates prevailing trend On August 15, Honeywell International, the Morris Plains, N.J.-based manufacturing conglomerate, put $3 billion on the table in an offer to acquire JDA Software Group, Inc. The acquisition is still in limbo (challenged by an alternative offer by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP) but demonstrates an important prevailing trend […]

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Haier Power

GE sells appliance division to Haier for $5.6 billion One of the cornerstones of General Electric’s tradition since the days of co-founder Thomas Edison is no longer under the company’s ownership umbrella. GE sold its century-old Appliances unit to Chinese-based Haier on June 6 for $5.6 billion. The appliances division of GE represents the household […]

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GE’s Grudging Exodus

Power giant blames Congress’ Ex-Im Bank decision In a widely publicized move, General Electric plans to relocate 500 of its incoming jobs to overseas locations, instead of the four U.S. sites they were initially slated for. The four casualties of the decision: Houston, TX; Greenville, SC; Schenectady, NY; and Bangor, ME. The presumable foreign benefactors: […]

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Collect to compete- HVAC guys round up the mercury

Mercury is officially in retrograde- at least within the HVAC/HVACR industry. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation recently reported a 13% increase in collections of mercury-based thermometers over the past year. The TRC accredits a large portion of this effort to distributors and contractors in the HVAC industry, who are the main supporters of the Alexandria, Virginia-based […]

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