October Chapter Meeting
How Intrapreneurship and Lean Start-Up are being used at GE
Speaker: Michael Mahan General Manager- Monogram GE Appliances
Michael Mahan is the General Manager of the Monogram brand for GE Appliances & Lighting, an $8 billion operating unit comprised of GE Appliances, headquartered in Louisville, KY, and GE Lighting, headquartered in East Cleveland, OH. Together, the businesses employ more than 27,000 people around the world who invent, build and deliver innovative, energy-efficient appliances and lighting products that improve people’s lives.
Michael leads the team responsible for GE’s high-end Monogram appliances brand. His responsibilities include developing the long-term business strategy for GE Monogram while leading marketing and product initiatives for the business.
Michael began his career with GE in 2002 after earning a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. His first position was that of Sales Engineer at GE’s Industrial Systems business in Los Angeles, California, where he focused on residential and light commercial electrical construction. In 2007, Michael began managing several Low Voltage Equipment product lines at GE Energy Management in Plainville, CT while completing his MBA at the University of Connecticut. Michael was named Product General Manager for EV Infrastructure in 2010, where he led the global team responsible for designing, marketing, and commercializing GE’s new WattStation line of electric vehicle chargers. He transitioned to his current role in August of 2012.
Michael lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Megan and son Matthew.
Michael can be reached at (502) 544-8255
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is a non-profit 501(c)(3), youth serving organization providing one-to-one mentoring services to at-risk youth since 1967. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. We serve youth ages 7-18 in Kentucky and Southern Indiana through community and school-based mentoring programs.
Our guest, Jeri Swinton, has served as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for 25 years. The agency has grown from serving approximately 100 children to serving about 1,000 children a year.
Networking begins at 4:30 and the presentation is from 5:00- 6:00.
Location: The Nucleus 300 E. Market Street