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GE names president of lighting division

GE Home & Business Solutions announced that Maryrose Sylvester has been named president and CEO of GE Lighting, a global industry leader in lighting, systems and services for commercial, industrial and residential use. 

Sylvester, who will report to GE Appliances & Lighting president and CEO James Campbell, succeeds Michael Petras who has led GE Lighting since 2008. Petras is leaving GE to take a position outside of the company.  

Sylvester is a 23-year GE veteran, 14 years of which were spent at GE Lighting. She has led GE Intelligent Platforms, a global provider of software, hardware, services and expertise in automation and embedded computing, since 2006. During her previous tenure at GE Lighting, she held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including president and CEO of GE Lighting Systems, general manager of Worldwide Sourcing and director of Sourcing for GE Lighting Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary. 

A successor for Sylvester will be named shortly, the company reported. 

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