GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the appointment of three new company officers. GE currently has 196 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 officers: Olivier Fontan, 44, has been appointed vice president, Global Supply Chain - GE China. In this newly created role, Olivier will continue to lead supply chain manufacturing operations for Power & Water in Asia. In addition, he will be responsible for developing and executing cross-business multi-modal manufacturing strategy while collaborating with each GE business’ sourcing teams to identify further volume growth in China. Olivier has been with GE for 13 years, having served in various manufacturing and operation roles in Power & Water including his most recent post as GM, Manufacturing – Asia, GE Power & Water. He received his Diplôme d'Ingénieur in manufacturing technology from Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs in France. Marisa Harney, 56, has been appointed vice president and chief risk officer of GE Capital Americas, GE Capital’s North American lending and leasing business. In this role, Marisa will lead the independent risk team responsible for managing all enterprise risk across the platform including portfolios, systems and processes. Most recently, Marisa was Head of Corporate Credit Risk of Americas for Bank of America. Prior to her nine years at Bank of America, she held risk roles of increasing seniority at Credit Suisse First Boston, Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust Company. She received her undergraduate degree in finance from Fordham University and her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Ernest Marshall, 44, has been appointed vice president, Human Resources, GE Aviation. In this role, Ernest will provide strategic HR direction for more than 40,000 employees located at 82 sites around the globe. He will also apply his experience with large acquisitions to the integration of Avio Aero into the GE culture. Ernest has been with GE for 16 years and has extensive global experience across the HR disciplines. Prior to joining GE Aviation in 2001, he held roles with GE Capital, GE’s Corporate Audit Staff and GE Healthcare. In his most recent role, Ernest was the senior HR manager for Aviation Systems, where he helped transform a strategic business acquisition by developing and implementing a successful HR platform.
Ernest earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.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 .