Business Executives

David L. Joyce

Vice Chair, GE and President & CEO, GE Aviation

Appointed June 2008

David L. Joyce is a Vice Chair of GE and President and CEO for GE Aviation, as of June 2008. In this role, David is responsible for overseeing a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. David is also responsible for leading GE’s efforts to establish and grow GE’s additive manufacturing equipment, materials and services business, while accelerating additive manufacturing applications across GE.

David joined GE in 1980 as a product engineer and spent 15 years advancing his career in design and development of GE's commercial and military engines. He has held several leadership roles in GE Aviation including general manager of the Customer and Product Support organization from 1998-2000, general manager of the small commercial engine operation from 2000-2003, and vice president and general manager of the commercial engine operation from 2003-2008.

David earned both bachelor of science and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and holds a master's in business finance from Xavier University. David serves on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Aerospace Industries Association, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, and Xavier University. He was named to the National Academy of Engineering in 2014.