W. James McNerney Jr.
Born: 8/22/49 in Providence, R.I.
Grew up in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois. The oldest of five children (three brothers, one sister)
BA, Yale University, 1971; MBA, Harvard University, 1975.
Work History & Highlights:
1997-present: President & CEO, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH.
1995-97: President & CEO, GE Lighting, Cleveland, OH.
1993-95: President, GE Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong.
1991-92: President and CEO, GE Electrical Distribution & Control, Plainville, CT.
1989-91: Executive Vice President, GE Financial Services and GE Capital, Stamford, CT.
1988-89: President, GE Information Services, Rockville, MD.
1982-86: GM of GE Mobile Communications.
Before joining GE in 1982, he first worked for Procter & Gamble in brand management and then as a senior manager at McKinsey & Co.
Listen online to McNerney's news conference held December 5, 2000.