Our Leadership

We are an American appliance company that is passionate about what we do. From design to production to service, our single purpose is to help people improve their lives at home. We love to understand what owners need and we love to say, 'Our appliances are made for you.' Because they are.

Chip Blankenship
President & CEO
Chip Blankenship
GE Appliances Leadership Team
Charles Blankenship
Charles Blankenship

President & CEO

Charles (Chip) Blankenship is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Appliances, a $6 billion business headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people's lives. The business employs 12,000 people. View Full Bio

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Brett Begole
Brett BeGole

Vice President, Product Management

Brett BeGole leads GE Appliances' Product Management team, which focuses on the development and commercialization of innovative products with enhanced quality and performance. He is responsible for GE Appliances' full line of kitchen and laundry product offerings. View Full Bio

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Marcia Brey
Marcia Brey

Lean Enterprise Leader

Marcia Brey is the Lean Enterprise Leader for GE Appliances. She leads the Lean strategy for the business focusing on maximizing customer value and the consumer experience while minimizing waste throughout all functions.

During her career, Marcia has developed the ability to use strong processes, creative, energized team members and the value of listening to customers to reimagine and implement business transformations. View Full Bio

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Marc Charnas
Marc Charnas

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Marc has over 21 years of experience with GE Appliances in leading financial positions. He has managed finances for NPI, Marketing, Product Management and Contract Sales. He has also held executive positions for Global Commercial and Supply Chain teams. View Full Bio

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Melanie Cook
Melanie Cook

Vice President, Sourcing

Melanie Cook leads GE Appliances' Sourcing team and is responsible for the global procurement of all sourced finished goods, direct and indirect materials, and affiliates.

Melanie has over 21 years of GE experience in data warehousing, auditing, new product growth and sourcing. View Full Bio

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Bill Good
Bill Good

Vice President, Supply Chain

Bill Good is General Manager of Appliances Supply Chain.

Bill has led the Decatur Plant through a revitalization of product lines as well as equipment and machinery investment. Bill's leadership, lean techniques, vertical integration, and prior experience have transitioned the Decatur plant into a Center of Excellence for top freezer refrigerators. View Full Bio

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Rick Hasselbeck
Rick Hasselbeck

Chief Marketing Officer

Rick Hasselbeck is the CMO of GE Appliances, appointed in November 2016. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of all marketing activities including brand, consumer/ market insights, industrial design, CRM/digital commerce, pricing and promotions, marketing communications/advertising, merchandising and training. View Full Bio

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Jon Leverence
Jon Leverence

Vice President & CIO

Jon Leverence is the Chief Information Officer at GE Appliances.

Jon has held various CIO roles within GE, including GE Healthcare, GE Enterprise Solutions' business, and GE Transportation Systems' Global Signaling business. In these roles, he has been responsible for leading business simplification efforts, major program deployments and global site support. View Full Bio

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Kevin Nolan
Kevin Nolan

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Qingdao Haier and GE Appliances, a Haier company

Kevin Nolan helps drive the GE Appliances business' growth strategy by integrating technology innovation into product design. He has played a key role in establishing FirstBuild, an innovation accelerator and plays a significant role in determining the R&D investment, creation of new lines of business and launch of new products. View Full Bio

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Robert Posthauer
Robert Posthauer

Vice President, Sales

Rob Posthauer is the General Manager of Sales.

He has held a number of sales roles of increasing responsibility including National Account Manager and Marketing Manager for Maytag and National Account Manager for the GE Appliances' Home Depot team. View Full Bio

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Tom Quick
Tom Quick

Vice President, Human Resources

Tom Quick is Senior Human Resources Manager.

Tom has held a number of human resources assignments of increasing responsibility in GE Aviation, NBC Universal, NBCU, Telemundo and Media Works, and GE Water & Process Technologies. View Full Bio

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Daniel Rowley
Daniel Rowley

Vice President, Legal

Daniel A. Rowley is General Counsel, GE Appliances. Since 1998, he has been the General Counsel of several GE businesses, including Aero Energy, Energy Products, Transportation Systems, Equipment Services, Plastics, Enterprise Solutions, Appliances & Lighting, and Corporate IT, Sourcing and Licensing. Dan also serves as the secretary to the board of directors. View Full Bio

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Mark Shirkness
Mark Shirkness

Vice President, Distribution & Services

Mark Shirkness is responsible for all warehousing, transportation, logistics and fulfillment for North American operations. He also is responsible for leading the company's product service and consumer call-taking operations.

Mark's strong background in sales and service is the key driver to his current success, and he is focused on serving and meeting customer needs. View Full Bio

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Deborah Wexler
Deborah Wexler

Vice President, Communications & Public Relations

Deborah Wexler leads the development and delivery of communication strategies and initiatives that tell the GE Appliances story and drive business growth. She and her team of communication, public relations, community relations and event professionals help the business connect with internal and external audiences to increase their understanding of the business, its products and people. View Full Bio

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Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood

Vice President, Quality

Jeff Wood leads GE Appliances' Quality team, which focuses on reducing the overall cost of quality to the business. He is responsible for the manufactured and purchased quality for GE Appliances. Jeff has 24 years of experience in design engineering, new product introduction, management and quality. View Full Bio

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Board of Directors

Haishan Liang
Haishan Liang

Chairman

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Lixia Tan
Lixia Tan

Vice Chairman

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Charles Blankenship
Charles Blankenship

Managing Director

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D.C. Chien
D.C. Chien

Independent Director

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William L. Cornog
William L. Cornog

Independent Director

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