Jamie Miller named new president and CEO of GE Transportation

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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GE has appointed Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation, the company announced Sept. 14, 2015. Miller succeeds Russell Stokes, who will lead GE’s Energy Management business, effective Oct. 1.

Miller and Stokes will transition into their new positions at a time when GE itself is undergoing some major structural changes. The company will be acquiring the power generation business of Alstom, which will become a pure transportation company. As part of the same deal, Alstom will acquire GE’s Global Signaling business, which over the years has absorbed such railway signaling and communications companies as Harmon and Harris Electronics. Alstom’s C&S business in North America includes the former General Railway Signal, which it acquired from Sasib several years ago.

“As we position GE as the premier digital industrial company, create new markets and enhance our product portfolio, Jamie will be instrumental in delivering better, faster solutions for GE Transportation’s customers. Her strong operational rigor and track record of executing large transformational projects will be key to advancing GE Transportation’s digital and industrial strength,” said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

Miller, who joined GE in 2008, previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer, overseeing the company’s global information technology strategy, services and operations. “She has been a leader across GE in driving accelerated speed and productivity through software and manufacturing technologies,” the company noted.

Miller stated, “Both industrial products and digital solutions are equally important. As demand for holistic, connected solutions continues to increase, GE Transportation will be ready to serve the industry with hardware and software solutions that will provide our customers with the tools needed to be successful in today’s challenging market. We will position Transportation for this generational change in GE and across our industry.“

GE Transportation says it is “driving customer revenue and productivity outcomes focused across an entire transportation ecosystem, including rail, mining, marine, stationary and drill. We will continue investments in software and technology to support growth, enabling customers to be faster and more efficiently achieve better outcomes.”

Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono contributed to this story.

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