GE reorganization creates energy business unit

John Krenicki, president and CEO of GE Energy, has been named vice-chairman of GE. He will head a newly created energy and infrastructure business segment. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt made the announcement as part of a restructuring to move the company from six to four segments, including two infrastructure segments.

GE’s corporate structure has been whittled down from 11 organizations to the current four since 2001.

Since 2005, Krenicki has been president and chief executive officer of GE Energy. Previously, he was president and CEO of GE Plastics and GE Advanced Materials. He also held a number of other leadership positions at various GE businesses, including vice president of the Americas for GE Lighting, vice president of GE Superabrasives and president and chief executive officer of GE Transportation Systems.

Krenicki, 46, is a 24-year veteran of GE. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.

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