Jeffrey R. Immelt, 44, was named President and Chairman-Elect of the General Electric Company in November 2000.
Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Medical Systems, a $7 billion segment of General Electric Company headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. GE Medical Systems is the global leader in medical diagnostic technology and information systems.
Immelt began his GE career in 1982, and following a brief assignment with Corporate Marketing, he held a series of leadership roles with GE Plastics in sales, marketing and global product management.
Immelt joined GE Appliances in 1989 as Vice President of Consumer Service, and in 1991 was named Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management. Jeff rejoined GE Plastics in 1992 as Vice President & General Manager of GE Plastics-Americas Commercial Division. A year later, he was named Vice President & General Manager of GE Plastics Americas.
Immelt was appointed President & CEO of GE Medical Systems in 1997. He has been a member of the GE Capital Board since October 1997.
Immelt holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.