GE Executive To Speak at Tippie College of Business April 27
Rice's speech begins at 10 a.m. in Room S401, the Tenneco Colloquium, in the John Pappajohn Business Building. The presentation is part of the Knapp Lecture Series in the Tippie School of Management.
Rice, 47, began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981. In 1984 he joined GE Appliance, having various assignments in operations and consumer service.
In 1992, Rice was named president and CEO of GE's Canadian appliance affiliate in Toronto, Canada. He assumed leadership of the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1994 and a year later was appointed president of GE Plastics Asia/Pacific Operations in Singapore. Rice was appointed president and CEO, GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Penn., in September 1997.
Rice earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees there. In addition, Rice is chairman of the U.S. Energy Association, a director of Emory Healthcare, chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a trustee at the Woodruff Arts Center, a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology Board of Advisors, and a trustee at the Walker School in Georgia. He and his family live in Roswell, Ga.
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