General Electric (GE) Announces Several Executive Promotions; New GE Healthcare CIO Named

August 8, 2016 12:01 PM EDT

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GE (NYSE: GE) announced the appointment of four new Company officers. Effective August 1, 2016, GE will have about 190 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth.

Ganesh Bell, 44, has been promoted to Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, GE Power. Ganesh joined GE in 2014. Prior to GE, he was Executive Vice President & Chief Products Officer at Service Source. He previously held executive strategy and software leadership roles at SAP, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards. Ganesh earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Madras in India and a master’s in computer science from North Dakota State University.

Tamla D. Oates-Forney, 44, has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources, GE Energy Connections. Tamla joined GE in 1998. During 18 years with GE, her career has spanned across GE businesses and regions in human resources. She has held many executive roles in diversity and human resources in GE Capital, Appliances & Lighting, Energy, Oil & Gas, Global Growth Organization, and Energy Connections. Tamla earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tara A. Plimpton, 47, has been promoted to Vice President & General Counsel, GE Energy Connections. With a career spanning more than 20 years in law, Tara joined GE in 2002 and progressed through numerous General Counsel roles including General Counsel for GE Transportation. Prior to joining GE, Tara was managing partner at Brooke, Shaw, Plimpton and Zumpft and served as a Law Clerk for C. Clifton Young on the Supreme Court for the State of Nevada. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Nevada and her law degree from Georgetown Law.

James D. Richards, 39, has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare. James has worked his entire career in GE after joining in 1999 as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP). His career has progressed through many executive positions across GE businesses in Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), Finance, Operations, and Digital. James earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Vermont.

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