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EDELHEIT TO SUCCEED ROBB AS HEAD OF GE R&D CENTER

 EDELHEIT TO SUCCEED ROBB AS HEAD OF GE R&D CENTER
 FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- General Electric (NYSE: GE)


today announced that Dr. Lewis S. Edelheit, 50, has been named senior vice president-corporate research and development. In his new position, Edelheit will lead GE's Research and Development Center in Schenectady, N.Y., one of the world's largest and most diversified industrial laboratories.
 Dr. Edelheit, who had been manager of Electronic Systems Research at the GE R&D Center, succeeds Dr. Walter L. Robb, 64, who will retire at the end of the year.
 "Lonnie Edelheit has had a diverse and successful career in technology and technology management -- both at GE and as CEO of his own business," said GE Chairman John F. Welch, Jr. "His broad experience will help CR&D further enhance its record of close collaboration with GE's businesses established under Walt Robb's leadership."
 Dr. Edelheit joined GE in 1969. Early in his career at the GE R&D Center, he made significant contributions to the company's medical diagnostic technology. In 1976, he transferred to GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee, where he assumed the first of several assignments, including general manager of Engineering and general manager of the Computed Tomography Programs Department.
 In 1986, Dr. Edelheit left GE to become president and CEO of Quantum Medical Systems, a venture capital-backed company that pioneered color flow ultrasound for vascular imaging. He continued as CEO after Quantum was acquired by the Siemens Corporation.
 Dr. Edelheit rejoined GE in 1991. He has a B.S. in engineering physics and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois.
 Dr. Robb, who joined GE in 1951, has headed the R&D Center since 1986. During his tenure, the laboratory's achievements have included breakthroughs in advanced materials, medical diagnostics, artificial intelligence, high temperature alloys and composite materials and environmental research.
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