GE Lighting Names Agostino Renna President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa

  GE Lighting Names Agostino Renna President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe,
  Middle East and Africa

Business Wire

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- January 2, 2013

GE Lighting today announced that Agostino Renna has been named president and
CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa effective immediately.

Agostino Renna, President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and
Africa. (Photo: General Ele ...

Agostino Renna, President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and
Africa. (Photo: General Electric)

Renna, who will report to GE Lighting president and CEO Maryrose Sylvester,
succeeds Phil Marshall who has led GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa,
since 2008. Marshall has left GE Lighting to pursue a position outside of the
company.

“Agostino Renna’s experience, leadership and significant sales and marketing
background make him an outstanding person to continue the transformation of
the Lighting business in the region,” said GE Lighting president and CEO
Maryrose Sylvester. “Agostino has demonstrated outstanding management
qualities and has the ability to sharpen our strategic focus to lead GE
Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa to achieve strong, sustained growth in
2013 and beyond.”

Renna most recently was Vice President, Growth and Market Strategy for
GE-Canada with responsibility for the long term growth and market positioning
of all GE's businesses in Canada.

Prior to joining GE, Renna spent 14 years at Johnson Controls Inc., where he
worked in Canada, the US and Europe. He held leadership roles in sales,
marketing, strategy and general management culminating with a position leading
Johnson Controls’ Energy Solutions division for Europe, the Middle East and
Africa based in Brussels, Belgium.

Renna was born in Montreal, Quebec and holds a degree in Mechanical
Engineering from McGill University. He speaks four languages fluently. He is a
regular speaker at conferences and roundtables that focus on addressing global
energy challenges. While in Belgium, Renna was an Executive in Residence at
the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, where, in his lectures, he brought
a strong practioner’s perspective to the topics of sales, marketing, strategy
and leadership.

About GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop
energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in
commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business
employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products
under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve ™, GTx,
Immersion ™, Infusion™, Lumination® and Tetra® commercial brands, all
trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to
build a world that works better. For more information, visit
www.gelighting.com.

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Contact:

GE Lighting
Christopher Augustine, 216-266-3477 (Cleveland, Ohio)
christopher.augustine@ge.com
or
GE Lighting Europe, Middle East & Africa
Kinga Kalocsai, +36-30-350-0298 (Budapest, Hungary)
Kinga.Kalocsai@ge.com
 
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