GE Names John Flannery as CEO as Jeff Immelt Steps Down
General Electric announced that Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, 61, will be stepping down. John Flannery, 55, current president and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO. Immelt will remain chairman of the board through his retirement from the company at the end of the year. Flannery will take over as chairman of the board next year.
GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for Imaging
Amit Phadnis has been appointed VP, CTO- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and SVP of Engineering for the Core Software Group.
Facebook Hires Google Exec to Head New R&D Group
Facebook hired Google's Regina Dugan to head up a new research and development group focused on hardware, called Building 8, part of a push by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to connect people in new ways, from messaging to virtual reality. Dugan, who leads the Advanced Technology and Products group at Alphabet's Google, is also a former director of the US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and will bring DARPA-style development merging products and science to Facebook.
GE Healthcare Appoints Digital Chief and General Counsel
Charles Koontz, joins GE as VP and chief digital officer for GE Healthcare. Before joining GE, Koontz served as the VP and general manager of healthcare at CSC.
Visa CEO and Kraft Foods’ CFO Join Microsoft’s Board; Couple of Long-Time Directors Leave
Visa’s CEO Charles W. Scharf, 49, and Kraft Foods’ EVP and CFO Teri List-Stoll, 51, are joining as board members of Microsoft. Scharf has served as CEO and a director of Visa since November 2012. Previously, he was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase, CEO of Retail Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase, CEO of the retail division of Bank One Corporation, CFO of Bank One, CFO of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup, and CFO of Salomon Smith Barney.
GE Healthcare Appoints New CEO and CTO
GE appointed John L. Flannery, 53, as president and CEO of GE Healthcare succeeding John Dineen, 51, who is leaving. Flannery most recently was SVP of business development for GE. In the past year, Flannery led business development activity related to the purchase of Alstom’s energy and transmission businesses, the spinoff of Retail Finance and the sale of GE Appliances. Prior to that, Flannery was the president and CEO of GE India and a senior leader at GE Capital.
Allscripts Hires CFO From Aviation Support Company
Allscripts named Richard J. Poulton, 47, as CFO. Poulton joins Allscripts from AAR Corporation, a provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries, where he served as CFO and Treasurer. Prior to AAR, Poulton spent more than 10 years at UAL Corporation in a variety of financial and business development roles including SVP of business development as well as President and CFO of the company's client focused Loyalty Services subsidiary.
GE Healthcare Appoints Senior Executives
Randy Fox, 52, has been named VP and CIO at GE Healthcare. Fox will lead the global IT organization while partnering with the business and regions to deliver tools, processes and systems for its employees, customers and patients. Fox has been with GE for more than 25 years, having served as CIO for GE Plastics, GE Supply and GE Energy before assuming his current role. In his most recent post with GE Energy Management, Fox led the global IT organization and delivered capabilities to support the business’ IT requirements.