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Alexander Schmitz takes helm as CEO of GE Additive

He was appointed last December and his role is effective as of January 16, 2023

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Alexander Schmitz is now effectively the CEO of GE Additive. GE appointed Alexander Schmitz as the CEO of GE Additive last December with the role effective as of January 16, 2023. He will be based in Munich, Germany, and will report to GE Additive’s current chief executive, Riccardo Procacci, who takes on an expanded leadership role at GE Aerospace.

Alexander Schmitz takes helm as CEO of GE Additive. He was appointed last December and his role is effective as of January 16, 2023
GE Additive’s Customer Experience Center in Munich

I’m excited to start a new chapter by joining GE as CEO of GE Additive,” Alexander Schmitz wrote in a post on LinkedIn. “My special thanks in particular to Larry Culp and Riccardo Procacci and your team for your confidence and trust in offering me this outstanding opportunity. Also, thank you to my new colleagues for the warm welcome and the great conversations we’ve had during my first few days. I look forward to working with you all during our lean transformation as ‘we rise to the challenge of building a world that works’”.

Alexander Schmitz brings extensive experience in operations, product development, manufacturing, and leadership of global teams. He was most recently CEO of FlexLink, and previously held senior leadership and engineering positions during a 20-year career at Bosch. He is a mechanical engineer, and a graduate of Aachen University, in Germany.

GE Additive will be part of a portfolio of four independent businesses within GE Aerospace, led by Riccardo Procacci, that includes GE Additive, Avio Aero, Dowty Propellers and Unison Industries – all of which are characterized by a strong brand identity and direct access to market.

“GE Additive continues to be a strategic business for GE Aerospace,” said Riccardo Procacci. “I look forward to working with Alexander and continuing to work with the GE Additive leadership team and our customers as they deploy additive, at scale, across their businesses and industries.”

*This article was originally published on December 16h and updated on January 20th

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