15 Dec 2022
GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO
- Experienced executive joins mid-January 2023, as GE Additive enters next phase of growth and transformation
- Based in Munich, Schmitz reports into Riccardo Procacci who takes on expanded role at GE Aerospace
Cincinnati, OH, December 15, 2022 – GE (NYSE:GE) announced today that Alexander Schmitz has been appointed as CEO of GE Additive, effective January 16, 2023. Based in Munich, Germany, Schmitz will report into GE Additive’s current chief executive, Riccardo Procacci, who takes on an expanded leadership role at GE Aerospace.
Schmitz brings extensive experience in operations, product development, manufacturing, and leading global teams. He was most recently CEO of FlexLink and previously held senior leadership and engineering positions during a 20-year career at Bosch. A mechanical engineer, Schmitz is a graduate of Aachen University, in Germany.
“I’m thrilled to be joining GE Additive as it starts its next phase of growth and transformation. I look forward to meeting the team and our customers in the new year,” said Alexander Schmitz.
GE Additive will be part of a portfolio of four independent businesses, within GE Aerospace, led by Procacci, all characterized by strong brand identity and direct access to market: GE Additive, Avio Aero, Dowty Propellers and Unison Industries.
“GE Additive continues to be a strategic business for GE Aerospace,” said Riccardo Procacci. “I look forward to working with Alexander and continuing to work with the GE Additive leadership team and our customers as they deploy additive, at scale, across their businesses and industries.”
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About GE Additive
GE Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in metal additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines, and quality powders, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes, and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine brands Concept Laser and Arcam EBM, along with additive powder supplier AP&C.