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John Krenicki Jr.

John Krenicki Jr.
Senior Operating Partner
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

John Krenicki Jr. is a senior operating partner with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. He joined the firm in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. He is a former vice chairman of GE and former president and CEO of GE Energy. His responsibilities included oversight of GE’s Oil & Gas, Power and Water, and Energy Management businesses, which employed more than 100,000 people in over 165 countries and represented more than $50 billion in revenue. Prior to leading GE Energy, he was president and CEO of both GE Plastics and GE Transportation Systems, and he served as a director of GE Capital.

In addition to his role at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Mr. Krenicki is chairman of Wilsonart International and chairman of Brand Industrial Services. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in management from Krannert Executive Education Programs.

Mr. Krenicki and his wife, Donna, made a multi-million gift to establish the John and Donna Krenicki Directorship of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience. The institute pursues research to alleviate suffering associated with trauma, disease or disorders of the brain and nervous system.