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GE Executive John Rice Speaks Sept. 17 at Tippie College of Business

John Rice, president and chief executive officer of General Electric Power Systems, will speak about leadership and business ethics to MBA students and guests on Sept. 17 at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. The talk begins at 9 a.m. in Room W401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building at the UI.

Gary Gaeth, associate dean of MBA programs in the Tippie School of Management, said the lecture marks Rice's third visit to the UI. "This relationship between the Tippie College and GE Power Systems has resulted in a number of key internship and employment opportunities for UI business students," Gaeth said. Last year, GE hired three Tippie MBAs for its leadership program.

GE Power Systems, headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y, is one of the 20 major businesses of General Electric Company USA. With 35,463 employees in 540 offices worldwide, GE Power Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation technology, energy services and management systems with 2001 revenues exceeding $20 billion. It is made up the following businesses: Energy Products, Distributed Power, Energy Services, Oil and Gas, Nuclear Energy, and Wind.

Before being named president and chief executive officer of GE Power Systems in November 2000, Rice served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of GE Power Systems. Earlier, held several top management positions at General Electric, including president and CEO of GE Transportation Systems and president of GE Plastics Pacific.

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