Clean Energy and Sustainability
Nov 4, 2009
4:00 pm - 5:15 PM
Photonics Building Room 206 Auditorium, 8 Saint Mary's Street, Brookline, MA
Steve Fludder, Vice President, ecomagination, GE
Green is Green: ecomagination at GE
From Wall Street to Main Street and from Boston to Beijing, how is GE leading society and business to a prosperous, greener future? Ecomagination is GE's business strategy driving innovation and growth of profitableenvironmental solutions. GE has brought to market over 80 innovative ecomagination solutions with a simple proposition: Green is Green. Usingexamples of environmental challenges and solutions from aviation to healthcare, from clean energy to residential homes, Fludder will discuss how GE is helping customers and society embrace a greener, prosperous future.
Steven Fludder, in October 2008, became head of GE¹s heralded ecomagination initiative. The 25-year GE veteran leads this company-wide business strategy, which has made GE a world leader in providing profitable environmental solutions in a world where the environment and the economy have become inextricably connected. Ecomagination represented nine percentof GE's total revenue in 2008 and grew, that year, by 21 percent. Among the milestones of the initiative are innovative programs in carbon mitigation, water resources, and energy efficiency. Fludder brings to the assignment years of international experience.
Fludder led GE businesses based in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Dubai, Shanghai and Beijing, and in several posts with Asia and world-wide responsibilities. Fludder has expertise across a wide range of GE businesses. He's held leadership posts, with growing responsibilities, in GE Aircraft Engines, in GE Energy and GE Oil and Gas, and most recently, as vice president of sales, at GE Water and Process Technologies. He was appointed a GE company officer in 2006. His education includes a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Bachelor¹s degrees from both Providence College and Columbia University.
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