GE LIGHTING APPOINTS NEW SALES GENERAL MANAGER FOR UK & IRELAND


GE Lighting has announced the appointment of Mike Hall as its Sales General Manager for the UK & Ireland, with him taking up the role from the 5th August 2013. Mike Hall replaces Mike Barrett, who has been promoted to the role of General Manager, Product Management for GE Lighting EMEA.

Mike Hall will have a strategic role in accelerating growth and developing new business opportunities for GE Lighting in the region. He brings with him a wealth of expertise, after approximately 12 years of sales and P&L management experience in the energy services sector. Mike joins GE Lighting from Univar, where he held a Key Account Director role. Throughout his career he has worked in a variety of leadership roles at Johnson Controls, including Managing Director UK & Ireland for its Power Solutions Business and Sales Director for Europe & Africa for its Building Efficiency division.

Mike Hall joins GE Lighting to replace Mike Barrett who had recently been promoted to the role of General Manager, Product Management, GE Lighting EMEA.

Simon Greenwood, Commercial Director, GE Lighting Europe commented on the new appointment: "The business development, sales, leadership and energy management experience Mike Hall brings with him to GE Lighting will provide new perspectives for our lighting business and we look forward to his support in delivering innovative solutions to our customers."

About GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs over 17,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal and Energy Smart consumer brands, and Evolve, GTx, Immersion, Infusion, Lumination and Tetra commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information about GE Lighting's products visit www.gelighting.com


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