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Eric Matteson

Plant Leader, Lafayette Engine Facility
GE Aviation

Abstract: "Brilliant Machines"

Eric was born in Buffalo, New York. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He started his career with GE in 1992 with GE Power Systems in Schenectady NY, and later joined GE Fanuc in 1994 as an application engineer in Albany NY. In 1996, Eric moved to GE Fanuc HQ in Charlottesville, VA where he held various roles including 3 years in a dedicated Six Sigma Black Belt role leading business critical projects.

In 2005, Eric accepted the role as Program Leader at GE Aviation in Durham NC. He led several jet engine assembly programs through periods of significant growth and expansion. Currently, Eric is leading the new GE Aviation Lafayette site start-up project, positioning this new facility to begin production operations in January of 2016.

Eric is married to Jacqueline, and has 3 children: Gabriel 20, Zachary 18, and Erica 17. He likes water sports, outdoor activities, and being creative with his hands. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.