GE NAMES MURPHY TO HEAD AEROSPACE BUSINESS
GE NAMES MURPHY TO HEAD AEROSPACE BUSINESS FAIRFIELD, Conn., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- General Electric Company
(NYSE: GE) announced today that Eugene F. Murphy, 55, has been named Senior Vice President, GE Aerospace, King of Prussia, Penn., effective immediately. He succeeds John D. Rittenhouse, 56, who was named senior vice president, technology programs.
Murphy was previously senior vice president, GE communications and services, a business with about $2 billion in revenues and 13,000 employees. GE Aerospace is a global enterprise with more than $5 billion in revenues, about 33,000 employees, and a diverse product mix that includes military and commercial satellites, radar systems, sonar systems, flight controls, simulation systems, and a wide variety of defense electronic equipment. "Gene Murphy has done a superb job in leading GE's communications and services businesses through a challenging environment over the past six years," said GE Chairman John F. Welch, Jr. "His proven leadership at both GE and RCA will be an important asset for GE Aerospace as the world continues to re-evaluate its defense needs." Murphy became a senior vice president of GE when the company merged with RCA Corporation in 1986. Before that, he was an executive vice president of RCA, responsible for RCA's communications and electronic services businesses and the corporate international development division. He joined RCA Global Communications in 1964, and became president and CEO of that subsidiary in 1976. He was elected an RCA group vice president in 1981, and executive vice president in 1984. Before joining RCA, Murphy served as a litigation attorney with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and then in the Office of the General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Queens College in New York, a J.D. degree from Fordham University, and an LL.M. degree in international law from Georgetown University. He was the RCA representative on President Reagan's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and is a former chairman and permanent member of the board of directors of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He is a trustee of Molloy College, a member of the policy board of the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications at Polytechnic Institute, and a member of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute board of directors. -0- 2/14/92 /CONTACT: George Jamison of General Electric Company, 203-373-3044; or 203-270-1439 (home)/ (GE) CO: General Electric Company ST: Connecticut IN: ARO SU: PER SH -- NY052 -- 0256 02/14/92 14:03 EST
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