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Year in Review

Meet Some of the GE People Who Shined in 2023

GE Reports Staff
December 21, 2023

GE Reports looks back at 17 of the remarkable individuals who represent GE’s tradition of innovation and who look to carry it forward as the 132-year-old company prepares to launch GE Aerospace and GE Vernova in 2024.

 

Satish Prabhakaran

 

Satish Prabhakaran

Satish Prabhakaran, a technology leader at GE Research, is helping solve one of today’s toughest engineering challenges: more electric air travel. Read about his remarkable career.

 

Maysaa Rizk

 

Maysaa Rizk

When Maysaa Rizk (pictured above and at top) first stepped into a hangar full of airplanes, her heart was “exploding with joy.” Today she works in Munich designing components for the next generation of more efficient jet engines. Read her story here.

 

Chris Day

 

James and Chris Day

Emigrating from Haiti, James Day put himself through school doing odd jobs and eventually landed at GE — where he worked as an engineer for 25 years and earned nearly 50 patents. His son Chris is following in his footsteps, with seven patents under his belt after two decades as a GE Aerospace engineer. Read more about this remarkable intergenerational story.

 

Pride Alliance

 

The Pride Alliance

GE’s Pride Alliance is one of the company’s most active employee resource groups, supporting LGBTQAI+ employees, providing education across the company, developing talent, and advocating for a more inclusive work environment. Find out why four of the Alliance’s leaders, Liam Richards, Karen Morgan, Constance Rodts, and Henrique Macedo, take such pride in their work.

 

Dayna Johnson

 

Dayna Johnson

Dayna Johnson has worked at GE for more than a decade, and she served as president of the Society of Women Engineers through June of this year. Read how she advocates for recruiting and empowering women in the STEM fields at GE.

 

Flying Test Bed Team

 

GE Aerospace’s Flying Test Bed Team

To be one of the engineers who puts GE’s jet engines through rigorous testing on the company’s Boeing 747 “flying test bed” requires immense skill and patience. The trade-off? Some incredible views from 35,000 feet. Meet the Flight Test Operations team, Nate Kamps, Matty Putnam, and Kevin Murtha.

 

Mirella Abboud

 

Mirella Abboud

GE Vernova rising star Mirella Abboud transformed a childhood fascination with cars and motors into an important job as a gas turbine engineer in Beirut. And she has a major award to show for it. Read more.

 

Charlie Rice

 

Patrick Cassidy and Charlie Rice

Patrick Cassidy was a carpenter, Charlie Rice (pictured here) a charter boat captain. Today, the two men are service technicians for GE Vernova turbines that will soon power the country’s first big offshore wind farm near Martha’s Vineyard. Read more here

 

Darby Becker

 

Darby Becker

Darby Becker’s “day job” is GE Aerospace’s executive counsel for government relations. She’s also president of the Aero Club of Washington, the oldest of its kind advocating for aviation. In this GE Reports interview, she explains the Aero Club’s mission and her role in D.C.

 

Glenn Culbertson

 

Glenn Culbertson

Before he retired this past March after 38 years at GE Aerospace, Glenn Culbertson (shown above with GE Chairman and CEO and CEO of GE Aerospace Larry Culp) focused relentlessly on safety in his job as a materials engineer. A deadly plane crash only renewed his dedication. Read about his remarkable career here.

 

Credits: Courtesy of Maysaa Rizk, GE, courtesy of Maysaa Rizk, GE Aerospace, courtesy of Liam Richards, Karen Morgan, Constance Rodts, and Henrique Macedo, courtesy of Dayna Johnson, Jason Chapman, courtesy of Mirella Abboud, GE Renewable Energy, GE Aerospace, GE.