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Vice Chairman, General Electric and President and CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure

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John G. Rice is Vice Chairman of GE and President & CEO of GE Infrastructure.  This business segment includes Energy, Aviation, Rail, Oil & Gas, Water, Energy Financial Services, and Aviation Financial Services.  Prior to his current position, Rice served as Vice Chairman of GE and President & CEO of GE Industrial.


Rice began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981.  In 1984 he joined GE Appliances, having various assignments in operations and consumer service.


In 1992 Rice was named President and CEO of GE’s Canadian appliance affiliate in Toronto, Canada.  He assumed leadership of the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1994, and a year later was appointed President of GE Plastics Asia/Pacific business headquarters in Singapore.  Rice was appointed President and CEO, GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania, in September 1997.


Rice was named President and CEO of GE Energy, a leading supplier of power generation technology, energy services, and energy management systems in November of 2000 through June of 2005.


Rice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees there.  Rice is also a trustee of various other institutions including Emory University and the Walker School.  In addition, he is past chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.