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Bio: Dr. Lewis S. (Lonnie) Edelheit retired from General Electric Company in December 2001 after a successful tenure as GE’s Senior Vice President, R&D, and member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council.

Under his leadership, GE introduced numerous new leadership products, including digital X-ray mammography, digital Cardiac Angiography Systems and advanced ultrasound medical imagers, high-efficiency turbines for power generation, the GE 90 Jet engine, advanced lighting and electronics-based appliances and weatherable plastics to name a few. Other highlights of his tenure include significant advances in the introduction of high-technology into GE’s services businesses, Internet applications and Corporate R&D’s leadership of the Design for Six Sigma quality and e-Engineering initiatives throughout the GE businesses. Also under his leadership, Corporate R&D vastly expanded its global resources with the development of new technology centers in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Edelheit began his professional career in 1969 as a physicist at the GE R&D Center, where he made significant contributions to computed tomography (CT) x-ray systems. He helped to pioneer major advances in computed tomography, both through his own technical work and through his leadership of engineers and scientists from a wide range of technical disciplines.

In 1976, Dr. Edelheit transferred to GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee, Wis., where he helped to move GE's radically new form of computed tomography x-ray scanner quickly to the marketplace. He formed and managed a new Applied Science and Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory and later rose to such positions as General Manager of Engineering for all GE Medical Systems products and General Manager of the Computed Tomography Programs Department, where he held marketing and profit-and-loss responsibility for GE's worldwide computed tomography scanning business.

View Lonnie Edelheit's seminar slides.

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Dr. Lonnie Edelheit, Retired Senior Vice President, Research & Development,General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y.

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "My Career as a Physicist in Industry and Opportunities for Physicists in Medical Imaging"

Speaker Dr. Lonnie Edelheit, Retired Senior Vice President, Research & Development,General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y.
Date: 4/4/2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Bio: Dr. Lewis S. (Lonnie) Edelheit retired from General Electric Company in December 2001 after a successful tenure as GE’s Senior Vice President, R&D, and member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council.

Under his leadership, GE introduced numerous new leadership products, including digital X-ray mammography, digital Cardiac Angiography Systems and advanced ultrasound medical imagers, high-efficiency turbines for power generation, the GE 90 Jet engine, advanced lighting and electronics-based appliances and weatherable plastics to name a few. Other highlights of his tenure include significant advances in the introduction of high-technology into GE’s services businesses, Internet applications and Corporate R&D’s leadership of the Design for Six Sigma quality and e-Engineering initiatives throughout the GE businesses. Also under his leadership, Corporate R&D vastly expanded its global resources with the development of new technology centers in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Edelheit began his professional career in 1969 as a physicist at the GE R&D Center, where he made significant contributions to computed tomography (CT) x-ray systems. He helped to pioneer major advances in computed tomography, both through his own technical work and through his leadership of engineers and scientists from a wide range of technical disciplines.

In 1976, Dr. Edelheit transferred to GE Medical Systems in Milwaukee, Wis., where he helped to move GE's radically new form of computed tomography x-ray scanner quickly to the marketplace. He formed and managed a new Applied Science and Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory and later rose to such positions as General Manager of Engineering for all GE Medical Systems products and General Manager of the Computed Tomography Programs Department, where he held marketing and profit-and-loss responsibility for GE's worldwide computed tomography scanning business.

View Lonnie Edelheit's seminar slides.

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