Our Contributers

Our ‘GE Blog’ contributors are instrumental in leading the conversation by providing insight into helping you solve your operations challenges and getting to market more quickly with a competitive advantage.

Rebecca Boll

Rebecca leads Automation & Controls’ Global Product Solutions team to deliver total customer value in Industrial Automation and Advanced Manufacturing. She and her team are passionate about harnessing the power of the Industrial Internet for customers around the world. She has worked at GE for more than 10 years. 

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Gabor Bulecza

Gabor is global senior product manager for the Industrial PC line at Automation & Controls. His passions include making industrial Internet real with Box PCs and Panel PCs in various applications and markets like automation, engine control, transportation, medical, oil and gas, and more. Gabor earned a Dipl.-Ing. / Master of Science for Mechatronics from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

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Martino Caranti

Martino Caranti is a chartered journalist and the author of more than 200 articles and five books. With more than 20 years of experience in the industrial business—8 with GE— he is now the senior marketing manager EMEA for GE’s Automation & Controls business. Martino is also a passionate cyclist and guide.

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Simon Collins

As a senior product manager at GE's Intelligent Platforms business, Simon Collins exercises his professional passion in identifying, understanding and solving customers’ problems, providing the spark and enthusiasm to bring the stakeholders together.  After earning his BSc in microelectronics and computing at University College of Wales and his MSc in advanced manufacturing systems and technology at the University of Liverpool, he joined Radstone Technology—subsequently acquired by GE—in 1997. He now has responsibility for a range of rugged video, graphics and GPGPU products.

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Bernard Cubizolles

Bernard Cubizolles is the global product marketing manager for the GE Automation Software business. He has been with General Electric for over 10 years and holds a PhD in applied physics. In his 20-plus-year career, he has become a recognized expert in the process industry. His expertise in industrial automation helps companies achieve real value from the Industrial Internet. By using software and mobile solutions, Bernard believes infrastructure and manufacturing executives can transform big data into actionable information and knowledge.

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Rubin Dhillon

Rubin has spent over 20 years in the embedded computing world, in roles ranging from support to sales to product management and even garbage collector. He experienced the huge growth (and crash) of the telecom industry, and he's spent time dabbling in medical, industrial, transportation and military applications. Rubin figured he has so many stories to tell, he should get into marketing and so he is now our Global Director of Marketing for all things embedded. Connect with Rubin on LinkedIn and he'll explain the "garbage collector" story…

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Max Erwin

As a Controls Client Manager for GE’s Automation & Controls, Max Erwin works with end users, system integrators and EPCs in the DCS industry. Max has over eight years of experience in the power generation world with emphasis on heavy-duty gas turbines and aero derivative turbines. With involvement on over a dozen gas turbine facilities, Max’s system-level focus is BOP solutions that cover plant-wide operations. He holds a Master’s of Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, and currently resides in Houston.

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Dustin Franklin

A renowned GPGPU developer and systems architect, GPGPU Applications Engineer Dustin Franklin works with integrators to deploy CUDA-accelerated embedded applications and solve challenging sensor processing problems. Dustin and his team utilize the parallel compute horsepower of NVIDIA GPUs (originally designed for 3D gaming) for real-time imaging, radar, SIGINT, autonomous navigation, etc., to help deploy systems on a variety of rugged platforms including aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, unmanned air- and underwater vehicles, and more. He’s also the man behind our crowd-pulling robot demonstration at AUSA…

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David French

David is the Director of Business Development for aviation programs for GE's Intelligent Platforms business. He started out his career as a design and systems engineer for space platforms and launch vehicle avionics. Impatient with the sometimes slow pace of new development opportunity there, he directed his energy toward the broader embedded computing universe from telecommunications infrastructure to defense electronics. He still marvels at the challenge and discovery in applied science and technology.

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Vibhoosh Gupta

Vibhoosh Gupta has more than 16 years of product management, product marketing and engineering experience with a passion to conceive new ideas and grow businesses. In his current role Vibhoosh is leading GE's Automation and Controls Industrial Automation [VG] product portfolio, where he is working on making the Industrial Internet real. Vibhoosh received his MBA from F.W.Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, in India.

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Mary Kulp

With a background in the power industry and a penchant for efficiency, product marketing manager Mary Kulp is thrilled to be part of a strong team of automation experts who thrive on working smarter to increase throughput and profitability with high performance, Industrial Internet enabled control systems that are simple, truly scalable, and evolve with customer operations.

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Yanis Liaskos

Yanis began his career in 2001 as a Marconi Engineer with Marconi’s former Telecommunications Optical Network business, bought by Ericsson in October 2005. Yanis then moved to the military and aerospace sector and continued his career with SELEX Communications, part of the Finmeccanica group. After joining the GE UK family in 2012, Yanis was given an opportunity on the Automation & Controls team in 2015, where he is currently the engineering leader for Charlottesville, U.S. and Hyderabad, India.

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Matthew Littlefield

Matthew Littlefield co-founded LNS Research in 2011. In his current role as President and Principal Analyst, he oversees LNS’s coverage of the industrial value chain. A recognized industry expert, Matthew contributes to the widely read LNS Research blog, GE's Intelligent Platforms Industrial Internet blog and many other industry publications. 

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Barry Lynch

Barry, Global Marketing Director – Automation Hardware at GE's Automation & Controls business, passionately believes that connected machines, mobile data analytics and workforce enablement don’t have to be hurdles in business today. He leads the strategic direction of the company’s automation and information systems programs to help customers apply the power of the Industrial Internet to their businesses. By connecting machines, data, insights and people, our technology solutions deliver critical insight for greater operational efficiency, effectiveness and optimization. Learn more about how Barry works at GE on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter at @BarryLynchGE.

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Adrian Merrill

Adrian’s passion for and 25+ year experience in technology and start-up companies is the driving force behind his operational leadership at TempuTech. As Vice President of Operations he empowers the vision for developing and managing the company’s business model and process. www.temputech.com

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Jamie Miller

Innovation and transformation are the drivers for Jamie, Chief Information Officer for GE, responsible for IT strategy, services and operations. For Jamie, a former PwC partner and Controller at Wellpoint before joining GE, technology is the tool to deliver new outcomes and ever-increasing value for GE’s customers, investors and employees.

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Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry is co-managing director of the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence. Launched by PMMI in 2011, AIOE is a forum where engineering and operations professionals from consumer goods companies and their solutions providers can address key issues and best practices. There are over 90 CPG companies and 30 suppliers collaborating on solutions to operational challenges in areas such as workforce, operational reliability, product safety, sanitary equipment design, packaging, TCO and sustainability. alliance.pmmi.org

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Larry Schaffer

Larry Schaffer has been with GE in a business development role since 2001, and works to create and maintain long-term, strategic relationships with key companies engaged in embedded computing for ground systems applications with a strong emphasis on image processing and distribution. He was born in Pennsylvania and educated as an Electrical Engineer in New Jersey and California (where he now lives). Just don’t ask him to tell you about being a war baby…

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Steve Schlegel

Steve Schlegel is co-managing director of the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence. Launched by PMMI in 2011, AIOE is a forum where engineering and operations professionals from consumer goods companies and their solutions providers can address key issues and best practices. There are over 90 CPG companies and 30 suppliers collaborating on solutions to operational challenges in areas such as workforce, operational reliability, product safety, sanitary equipment design, packaging, TCO and sustainability. alliance.pmmi.org

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Richard Spiesman

Richard is a 40-year veteran of the embedded computing industry. Having graduated from UCLA with a bachelor of arts in economics, he joined Motorola before moving on to RAMIX, who were acquired by GE in 2003. He is now product manager for GE’s networks and communications product line.

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