GE Additive will appoint Alexander Schmitz its new CEO, effective January 16, 2023. Based in Munich, Germany, Schmitz will report to Riccardo Procacci, GE Additive’s current CEO, who will take on an expanded role at GE Aerospace.
Schmitz brings to the role his experience in operations, product development, manufacturing, and global team leadership. Most recently, he served as CEO of FlexLink and previously held senior leadership and engineering positions during a twenty-year career at Bosch. Schmitz is a graduate of Aachen University.
“I’m thrilled to be joining GE Additive as it starts its next phase of growth and transformation,” Schmitz stated. “I look forward to meeting the team and our customers in the new year.”
GE Additive will now form part of a portfolio of four independent businesses within GE Aerospace, led by Procacci, all characterised by brand identity and direct access to market. Aside from GE Additive, the businesses include Avio Aero, Dowty Propellers and Unison Industries.
“GE Additive continues to be a strategic business for GE Aerospace,” added 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.”