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November 25, 2014

GE has appointed four new executives, three of which are brand new to the company. The move expands GE's total number of officers to 196 globally.

Harel Kodesh is now VP, CTO GE Software. He is joining the company from Nurego, where he served as CEO and founder. He has also held exeuctive roles with EMC Corp.’s Cloud business; Mozy, an EMC subsidiary; and Amdocs.

September 24, 2014

GE’s latest offering in the appliance section involves a next-level combination microwave/wall oven featuring GE’s most advanced cooking technology.

The Advantium Speedcooking Oven performs four functions in one: speedcook, European convection, microwave and warming/proofing. Additionally, it installs easily in kitchens that are already set up with a built-in microwave/wall oven set.

August 21, 2014

The new Profile series of freestanding ranges from GE will allow homeowners to turn the oven on in between games of Candy Crush, among other things.

The Wi-Fi-enabled series of gas and electric ranges can be controlled remotely by the GE Brillion smartphone app.

“We’re expanding our line of connected appliances to make life easier while you’re on the go,” GE Product Manager Jonathan Sprigler said. “Consumers expect more things to be accessible through their phones, and GE is enabling them to have the control they want.”

August 19, 2014

Haier America announced Paul Riley has been appointed VP sales and marketing for major appliances.

Riley will be accountable for the creation and exectuion of the go-to-market strategy for all categories, the company announced.

Riley has held many sales and marketing roles throughout his 15-year career with GE Appliances, where he most recently worked as senior brand and product line marketing manager. He also led GE's efforts to redefine the Monogram brand through a preferred builder program, a consumer facing rebate program and brand distribution strategy.

July 29, 2014

Briggs & Stratton announced Tuesday that Shaunna Balady had joined the Wisconsin-based company as SVP corporate development.

June 30, 2014

GE is following closely on the heels of Quirky's recent announcement that it was launching a smart-home offshoot (called Wink) for incubating various technologies, as well as an integrated app to connect them all.

The GE Link connected LED 60-watt replacement (A19) bulb is a smart LED bulb that's enabled by the Wink app -- one of several new (and incumbent) products that are beginning to emerge within the Wink suite.

June 26, 2014

GE has donated $10,000 to HomeAid, a nonprofit that works to provide housing for the homeless. The 25-year-old, California-based charity is working toward building 32 projects in 2014.

GE -- which also donates appliances to HomeAid on an ongoing basis -- has donated some $750,000 to the charity since 1989 in money and in-kind donations.

June 24, 2014

GE is releasing more details regarding one of its newest and most exciting projects, part of a new partnership with MakerBot and TechShop that will serve as an incubator of sorts for innovations in the appliance space.

June 19, 2014

Following up on its recent partnership with Local Motors, GE is teaming up with MakerBot and TechShop.

“GE continues to foster collaborative relationships to drive innovation through cutting-edge manufacturing models and partnerships that are redefining how ground-breaking products are made,” said Kevin Nolan, VP technology for GE Appliances.

In this newest installment of product innovations, GE will work on a new generation of home appliances through FirstBuild, an online co-creation and micromanufacturing community.

May 28, 2014

East Cleveland, Ohio-based GE Lighting says it has introduced its most incandescent-like consumer LED portfolio yet, including more than 40 new LED products and fixtures.

The company also says it is helping the homeowner fill every socket in the house with the appropriate, low-energy bulb.

April 18, 2014

GE is behind the latest eco-forward move in San Francisco -- specifically, that of the iconic 16-ft. crab wheel at the gateway of Fisherman's Wharf.

Together with the Arrow Sign Company, GE helped restore the landmark with new LED sign lighting systems that will save an estimated 80% in lighting energy usage.

January 29, 2014

Whether we’re in a boom or a bust economy, there’s no shortage of luxury items in the home channel — and in fact, brand equity for many of the nation’s high-end companies has only improved in recent years, with well-heeled customers virtually shielded from the squeeze of the recession.

Then again, when it comes to home improvement retailing, luxury can mean anything ranging from prohibitively expensive building materials to upscale flashlights that may only retail for a little under $200 — attainable enough for many middle-class Americans.

January 17, 2014

Nortek, Inc., a producer of ventilation, heating and cooling, and air management systems, has hired Andrew Bonham as group president, Residential Ventilation.

Bonham has approximately 30 years of experience under his belt in manufacturing, sales, marketing and e-business. His resume spans major companies such as GE, Allied Signal and Invensys plc. He has also opened manufacturing facilities and completed acquisitions both in the U.S. and abroad. In his most recent role, he served as president of Grace Construction Products.

January 3, 2014

GE Appliances is running a Search for Artie Sweepstakes to promote its line of GE Artistry Series appliances. 

Artie is a stylish, black-and-white Dalmatian semi hidden on the company's website. In the Search for Artie Sweepstakes, GE Appliances website visitors can find Artie on select Web pages and answer a multiple-choice question to be entered to win a weekly prize of a $250 gift card and a grand prize of a GE Artistry Series appliance suite and $5,000 cash.

The contest ends Jan. 7.

December 30, 2013

Major luxury appliance retailer Elite Appliance has been authorized as a Dallas GE appliance dealer. As such, it has added GE kitchen and laundry appliances to its product selection, now available both online and at its Dallas showroom.

Of GE's kitchen appliance suites, Elite will offer the Monogram Series, Cafe Series, Artistry Series and Profile Series.

December 18, 2013

GE has launched its first-ever Monogram French door built-in refrigerator, adding its own signature twist to the burgeoning French door trend.

“Our designers worked with our customers to create our first Monogram French door built-in model—one that authentically combines superior craftsmanship and performance as only Monogram can,” said Michael Mahan, product manager for Monogram Refrigeration.

August 28, 2013

Xicato, a provider of LED modules for the retail and hospitality industries, has appointed two new sales managers to its European team. 

Ben Hamida will step up to the plate as regional sales manager for France and the Middle East. Previously, Hamida spent 18 years at GE Lighting as international sales manager for Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hamida is fluent in French, English, Italian and Arabic and brings extensive experience to the table in driving LED sales.

August 7, 2013

GE Appliances has launched a new marketing campaign designed to showcase the company's products in a context that reflects the consumer's changing needs, including a new definition of the kitchen as a living space.

“The national campaign is designed to communicate a key element of our business strategy—one that is obsessed with innovation designed around what the consumer needs,” says Eddie Martin, CMO for GE Appliances. “The work introduces the brand idea of ‘Reimagining Home’ through the lens of our three new products.“

June 25, 2013

GE has released a full-size oven featuring vents on the top of the oven cavity in an effort to improve air flow, provide even baking results and shorten cooking times. The True European Convection with Direct Air technology is coupled with Brillion-enabled WiFi capabilities that can be controlled directly through a smartphone app.

May 20, 2013

Indianapolis -- Speaking to the collected body of Do it Best Dealers during the co-op's Merchandising Market Preview here, Steve Markley described light bulbs as a high-interest, high-reward category. 

April 23, 2013

For the first time, GE is producing a frontload washing machine and matching dryer from one of its U.S. plants.

For the first time, GE is producing a frontload washing machine and matching dryer from one of its U.S. plants.

In Building 1 at GE’s massive Appliance Park, where topload washing machines have been built for about 60 years, two new assembly lines, costing more $100 million, have begun producing high-efficiency frontload washing machines and dryers.

February 8, 2013

New incentives for high-efficiency water heaters mean Orlando, Fla., consumers pay “next to nothing,” according to GE.

New incentives for high-efficiency water heaters mean Orlando, Fla., consumers pay “next to nothing,” according to GE.

Incentives from the Orlando (Fla.) Utilities Commission (OUC) and various tax credits add up pretty close to the sale price of a GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater. 

December 13, 2012

Atlanta-based Floor & Decor is promoting a new in-store credit card deal.

The deal is: Use a Floor & Decor credit card before Dec. 22 at one of the company's 32 U.S. stores and pay no interest for 18 months.

Floor & Decor operates in 15 metropolitan markets across the United States. GE Capital Retail Finance is the partner in the program.

November 2, 2012

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October 16, 2012

Two of the building industry’s largest manufacturers are collaborating on a new ceiling system designed for use in commercial applications. USG Corp. will offer its Logix Integrated Ceiling System with GE Lumination’s LED Linear Recessed Luminaires. The system is ideal for office, retail, healthcare and hospitality environments, the two companies said.