Craig Witsoe, Global General Manager of GE Plastics , Specialty Film and Sheet Business, General Electric Company
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Global General Manager of GE Plas...

Phone: (203) ***-****  HQ Phone
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield , Connecticut 06828
United States

Company Description: General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power...   more
Background

Employment History

  • President
    GE Consumer Products Asia-Pacific

Education

  • Bachelor , Mechanical Engineering
    University of Illinois
  • Master , Business
    Northwestern University
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Web References
Elo Touch Solutions — Executive profiles
www.elotouch.com, 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Craig Witsoe
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Craig Witsoe
Craig Witsoe joined Elo Touch Solutions in September 2012 as Chief Executive Officer. Witsoe is a proven business leader who has driven growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction in various CEO and other executive positions across multiple global industries. Prior to joining Elo, Witsoe was the president and CEO of Lineage Power, a Gores Group company and global provider of DC power conversion solutions for mobile internet and cloud computing infrastructure in the telecom industry.
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Witsoe led a turnaround of the business with sustained profitable growth and industry-leading new product introductions. The company was acquired by GE Energy in 2011 and is now known as GE Power Electronics.
Previously, Witsoe served as president and chief executive officer of Abound Solar, a manufacturer of thin film solar panels; and Tyden Group, a leading producer of lasers for product identification and cargo security technology. Prior to this, Witsoe spent 15 years as an executive at General Electric, where he served as president and general manager of the GE Specialty Film and Sheet business headquartered in the Netherlands. Under his leadership, GE Specialty Film and Sheet launched multiple innovative technology platforms which delivered double digit growth in LCD display films and high heat electronics films. Witsoe also served as president of GE Lighting & Appliances Asia-Pacific, based in Shanghai, China, achieving GE's first profitable operations in all countries by streamlining operations and introducing multiple new product, technology, and branding initiatives.
Witsoe received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Craig is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The Give Hope Run and other associated events, started in memory of his 5 year old son, Sean, have raised over $750,000 to help St Jude's vision that no child should die in the dawn of life.
GE Plastics -- Press Room
www.gelexan.com, 23 Feb 2005 [cached]
Craig A. Witsoe General Manager, GE Advanced Materials, Specialty Film & Sheet Business
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Craig A. Witsoe
General Manager of GE Advanced Materials, Specialty Film & Sheet Business
Craig A. Witsoe is General Manager of GE Advanced Materials Specialty Film & Sheet Business.Witsoe previously served as president of GE Consumer Products Asia-Pacific.
Witsoe joined GE in 1992 as an engineer at GE Appliances in Lousiville.He joined GE Lighting in marketing and product management in 1997 and served in a number of general manager positions in that business in the United States and China.He was named to the Asia leadership position for GE Lighting in 2001, expanding to GE Consumer Products with the 2002 Lighting and Appliance merger.
Witsoe earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.He earned a master's degree in business from Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL.
Company Leadership
old.lineagepower.com, 9 July 2014 [cached]
CRAIG WITSOE,CEO
Witsoe most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Tyden Group, a leading producer of product identification and cargo security technology. At Tyden, Witsoe globalized operations while driving growth through new product introductions and global sales expansion.
Previously, Witsoe spent 16 years as an executive at General Electric, where he most recently served as president and general manager of GE Specialty Film and Sheet, a $500 million business headquartered in the Netherlands with 700 employees. Under his leadership, GE Specialty Film and Sheet launched multiple innovative technology platforms, delivering double-digit profitable growth. Previously, Witsoe served as president of GE Lighting & Appliances Asia-Pacific, based in Shanghai, China. In this 5,500 employee operation with $250 million in local sales and $1 billion in export sales, Witsoe led a turnaround of the business with sustained profitable growth in all countries.
Witsoe earned his master’s degree in business administration and engineering management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Management Team | Abound Solar
www.abound.com, 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
Craig Witsoe, President and CEO
Mr. Witsoe joined Abound Solar in November 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Abound, he served as President and CEO of Lineage Power, now GE Power Electronics. Under Mr. Witsoe's leadership, Lineage Power made significant gains in growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction and was sold to GE Energy. Prior to Lineage Power, Mr. Witsoe was the CEO with The Tyden Group, a manufacturer of product identity and security technology. Before that, he spent nearly 15 years with GE, holding leadership roles including CEO Asia-Pacific for GE Lighting and President of GE Specialty Film and Sheet for GE Plastics. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Witsoe is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The Give Hope Run and other associated events, started in memory of his 5 year old son, Sean, have raised over $750,000 to help St Jude's vision that no child should die in the dawn of life.
Elo Touch Solutions — Executive profiles
elotouch.com, 18 June 2013 [cached]
Craig Witsoe Elo Touch Solutions - Executive profiles
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Craig Witsoe
Craig Witsoe joined Elo Touch Solutions in September 2012 as Chief Executive Officer. Witsoe is a proven business leader who has driven growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction in various CEO and other executive positions across multiple global industries. Prior to joining Elo, Witsoe was the president and CEO of Lineage Power, a Gores Group company and global provider of DC power conversion solutions for mobile internet and cloud computing infrastructure in the telecom industry. Witsoe led a turnaround of the business with sustained profitable growth and industry-leading new product introductions. The company was acquired by GE Energy in 2011 and is now known as GE Power Electronics.
Previously, Witsoe served as president and chief executive officer of Abound Solar, a manufacturer of thin film solar panels; and Tyden Group, a leading producer of lasers for product identification and cargo security technology. Prior to this, Witsoe spent 15 years as an executive at General Electric, where he served as president and general manager of the GE Specialty Film and Sheet business headquartered in the Netherlands. Under his leadership, GE Specialty Film and Sheet launched multiple innovative technology platforms which delivered double digit growth in LCD display films and high heat electronics films. Witsoe also served as president of GE Lighting & Appliances Asia-Pacific, based in Shanghai, China, achieving GE's first profitable operations in all countries by streamlining operations and introducing multiple new product, technology, and branding initiatives.
Witsoe received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Craig is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The Give Hope Run and other associated events, started in memory of his 5 year old son, Sean, have raised over $750,000 to help St Jude's vision that no child should die in the dawn of life.
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