Social Enterprise Symposium: A New Way of Doing
5 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Frank Auditorium, 1524 Van Munching Hall
Vice President, ecomagination
Steve Fludder, 48, and a 25-year GE veteran leads ecomagination, GE’s
company-wide business strategy driving innovation and growth of profitable
environmental solutions in a world where the environment and the economy
have become inextricably linked. Ecomagination represented nine percent of
GE’s total revenue in 2008 and grew, that year, by 21 percent.
Fludder brings to the assignment years of international leadership
experience in Asia and the Middle East and his career spans GE’s portfolio
of leading technology and infrastructure businesses.
Fludder joined GE Aircraft Engines as a design engineer and rose to lead
GE's CF34-3B regional jet engine program. In 1994, Fludder moved to Asia for
a series of start-up and growth roles across multiple GE businesses,
initially launching GE Aircraft Engine's Marine & Industrial business in
Hong Kong. In 1995 he moved to Jakarta and led this business across
Southeast Asia. In 1998 he led GE Energy Services' business in north Asia.
Fludder was appointed General Manager of GE Energy Services for the
Northeast USA in 1999. He returned to Shanghai in 2002 to lead the start up
of GE Wind Energy in Asia. In 2003 he was promoted to CEO of GE Energy
China, based in Beijing, and led the phenomenal growth of GE's Energy and
Oil & Gas businesses in this strategic market. In 2006 he was appointed Vice
President of sales for GE Water & Process Technologies, and in 2007 he
relocated the global commercial headquarters of this business to Dubai to
drive international growth for this new GE platform. He was appointed to his
current position in 2008.
Fludder was elected a GE company officer in 2006. He holds a Master of
Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor
of Science degrees from Providence College and Columbia University.