On World Water Day, GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) announced that Terry Biederman has been named Global Industry Manager for its Water & Wastewater industry. Biederman brings 25+ years of experience in the day-to-day management of water utilities as well as a keen knowledge of the technologies needed to run a world-class facility. Prior to joining GE, Biederman served as the Director of Public Works for the Township of Waterford, Michigan, the third most populated township in the state with a population of approximately 71,000 people since 1996. The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for potable water treatment and delivery, wastewater collection and transportation, building and ground maintenance, and fleet maintenance. Biederman managed 52 full-time employees and an $18 million annual budget. “Terry Biederman’s reputation for successful implementation of innovative solutions is renowned in the industry,” said Alan Hinchman, Global Market Director for GE Intelligent Platforms’ Infrastructure Industry. “I have worked with him personally and know him to have tremendous vision into the solutions needed to run a complex organization in a way that is both innovative and insightful.” In his new role, Biederman will have global responsibility for GE Intelligent Platforms’ activities in the Water & Wastewater industry including working with customers to advise and counsel on a variety of technology solutions supported by the company’s industry-leading Proficy® Software platform and PACSystems® control systems. Bringing Biederman on board during the week of World Water Day highlights GE Intelligent Platforms’ on-going commitment to bringing innovative hardware and software automation solutions to municipal water and wastewater plants. GE Intelligent Platforms is also supporting World Water Day through the Our Water Counts movement. The Our Water Counts weekly blog – in celebration of World Water Day – will feature daily blogs on the global water crisis. Our Water Counts is an interactive web site and active blog featuring real discussions between all water stakeholders to create new, innovative ways to solve how the world sources, treats, moves and uses water. Visit www.ourwatercounts.com. For more information on GE Intelligent Platforms’ water solutions: www.ge-ip.com/water. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.