Lloyd G. Trotter

By: BlackEntrepreneurProfile.com
Company: General Electric Position: Executive Vice President and Senior Operations Officer Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transport Country: United States

Lloyd G. Trotter is Executive Vice President, Operations, reporting directly to GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. In this role, he leads efforts to lower structural cost and improve operational excellence across GE's businesses and works with other GE leaders to achieve world-class performance in GE's supply chain. Trotter also oversees the talent pipeline in operations including the development of leaders and plant managers.

Prior to this role, Trotter was President and CEO of GE Consumer & Industrial, a $14 billion business that spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance and lighting products, and in integrated electrical distribution equipment, systems and services. Trotter assumed leadership of that business following the merger of GE's Consumer Products, Industrial Systems and Supply businesses in January of 2004.

Trotter began his GE career in 1970 as a field service engineer with GE Lighting. He subsequently held production and technology positions of increasing responsibility in GE's Lighting, Gas Turbine, Appliances, and Electrical Distribution & Control (ED&C) businesses. He was elected to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing for ED&C in 1990. In that role, he was responsible for the entire manufacturing process and for the integration of 40 production facilities throughout the world. In 1992, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of ED&C. He was named a GE Senior Vice President and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the new Industrial Systems business in 1998 when ED&C merged with GE Industrial Controls Systems.

Trotter is a founding member of GE's African American Forum and is actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations. He represents GE for America's Promise, an organization whose aim is to increase volunteerism in support of youth founded by Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is on the boards of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), and the GE Foundation. Trotter is regularly recognized for his on-going commitment to volunteerism and mentoring.

Trotter graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1972. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration from that school. He resides in Plainville, CT, with his wife Teri.

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