GE Home & Business Solutions has announced that Maryrose Sylvester has been named president and CEO of GE Lighting. GE Home & Business Solutions includes the Appliances & Lighting and Intelligent Platforms operating units. Sylvester will report to GE Appliances & Lighting President & CEO James P. Campbell, and succeeds Michael Petras who has led GE Lighting since 2008. Petras is leaving GE to take a position outside of the company. Sylvester is a 23-year GE veteran, 14 years of which were spent at GE Lighting. She has led GE Intelligent Platforms, a global provider of software, hardware, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing, since 2006. During her previous tenure at GE Lighting, she held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility including president and CEO of GE Lighting Systems, general manager of Worldwide Sourcing and director of Sourcing for GE Lighting Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary.

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