GE Lighting Raises the Bar With New GM


In a bid to strengthen its commercial operations and to enable simpler, faster and easier customer interactions, GE Lighting has appointed a new EMEA, General Manager of Commercial Services.

Catherine Gutowski brings with her 16 years of experience from within the company and will focus on developing a world-class commercial workforce, maximising the impact of GE Lighting's sales teams. Catherine joined GE Lighting in 1997 as part of the Technical Leadership Programme and has held several different roles with increasing responsibility since – most recently General Manager, Consumer Region Sales North America, where she grew GE Lighting's market share in both new and existing channels.

Catherine's proven track record will ensure Commercial Services within GE Lighting, achieves its main goals of increasing sales force productivity, enhancing customer experience, establishing new world capabilities and redefining efficient tools and processes.

Agostino Renna, President and CEO of GE Lighting EMEA, commented: “Catherine has grown her career in key leadership roles in GE Lighting, she has a deep understanding of our industry and has been a key driver of our global transformation. I'm thrilled that she is taking up this new role as General Manager Commercial Services in EMEA. Under her leadership, we will make sure we keep focus on our customers during the next phase of our transition when we will be propelling our growth by adapting new service offerings, models of selling and partnerships.

Catherine has a Bachelor's degree in Business and Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of South Florida. In addition, Catherine is an active member of the GE Women's Network, serving on a number of committee's and co-leading the Steering Committee on Executive Commercial Women.

GE Lighting is constantly working to offer competitive, efficient and innovative solutions in all environments where light can make a difference.

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