Atlantan Russell Stokes, president and CEO of GE Energy Connections, has been named president and CEO of GE Power as of July 3rd. He succeeds the retiring Steve Bolze and in his new role will lead the integration of the legacy GE Power and Energy Connections businesses into one, power-focused unit called GE Power.

“Russell brings a strong combination of operational, industrial and energy experience to this role, and can now scale his leadership skills with the combined GE Power and GE Energy Connections,” Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, said in a media release. “Bringing these two businesses together, we saw an opportunity to align our global customer base, create a common strategy, and leverage synergies to simplify our structure. Since taking the role at Energy Connections, Russell has led the integration of Alstom Grid and planned disposition of Industrial Solutions. He has a keen sense of the market, and knows how to invest in technology ahead of the curve.” 

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