Sketch of New GE Chairman
A look at the successor to General Electric Co. chairman John F. Welch Jr.
NAME _ Jeffrey R. Immelt
BIRTHDATE _ February 19, 1956
EDUCATION _ Dartmouth College, B.S. applied mathematics; Harvard University, M.B.A.
CAREER _ Joined GE in 1982. Held a series of leadership roles with GE Plastics in sales, marketing and global product management. Most recently was president and CEO of GE Medical Systems.
FAMILY _ Wife, Andrea, and one daughter, Sarah Ann.
QUOTE _ ``I love working with customers. ... Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people.″