James P. Campbell
James P. Campbell is President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer & Industrial, a $14 billion global business that employs 60,000 people around the world in more than 100 locations. Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance and lighting products, and in integrated electrical distribution equipment and systems.
Before assuming his current position in November 2005, Campbell was President and CEO, GE Consumer & Industrial-Americas. In that role, he directed the manufacture, marketing and sale of appliances, lighting and industrial products across North and South America. He assumed the leadership of this $9 billion division following the merger of GE Consumer Products and GE Industrial Systems in January 2004.
Campbell joined GE in 1981 as a Sales/Marketing trainee in GE Appliances’ Northeast Region. He quickly moved into management roles as an area sales leader, merchandising manager and regional sales manager. Following his field experience, Campbell moved in 1992 to GE Appliances’ Louisville headquarters to become Manager, Microwave Cooking Products and Product Manager, Built-In Cooking Products. He subsequently moved into roles of increasing responsibility leading marketing, sales and product management organizations before being appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a GE Company Officer in 1999. In 2001 he was named President and CEO of GE Appliances. Campbell assumed the role of President and CEO of GE Consumer Products in September 2002 when GE merged its appliances and lighting businesses.
Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from St. John’s University and an MBA in Marketing Management from Hofstra University.
He is on the boards of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Frazier International History Museum and is an active member of the Louisville GE Volunteers chapter. Campbell and his family reside in Louisville, Kentucky.