GE announced today that GE Aerospace Systems president Brad Mottier will retire at year-end, capping a more than 40-year industry career, including 20 years with GE and 22 years at Unison Industries.
GE Chairman & CEO and GE Aerospace CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “I want to thank Brad for his decades of service to the aerospace industry and his many contributions as a long-time member of the GE Aerospace senior leadership team. Brad’s passion for aviation and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to successfully position our Systems businesses for the future of flight and next generation defense platforms. He leaves a proud legacy at the company.”
With Mottier’s retirement, the Systems portfolio will be realigned, strengthening vertical integration of its core business segments to drive more focus on the customers and enhance strategic growth opportunities as the company continues to shape the future of flight.
Under the new structure, the Electric Power and Avionics teams will report to Amy Gowder, president & CEO, Military Systems Operation. The Dowty Propellers and Unison Industries businesses will be aligned under Riccardo Procacci, who also leads the Avio Aero and GE Additive businesses, all of which go to market under their own brands.
“The Systems portfolio of businesses continues to be a competitive advantage for GE Aerospace going forward, and I’m pleased to have a strong leadership team with Amy and Riccardo assuming more responsibility as we focus on growth opportunities in the future,” Culp said.
Mottier joined the business as part of GE’s acquisition of Unison Industries in 2002, where he was president & CEO. His career at GE Aerospace includes leading the services business and expanding GE’s presence in the business and general aviation segment with entry into service of the GE Honda Aero Engines HF-120 and the Passport engine, as well as launching the Catalyst turboprop program. As president of the Systems business, Mottier championed growth in both the military and commercial sectors.
Mottier is a board member of the Sontag Foundation; former chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); a member of the President's Council for the University of Illinois, and a distinguished alumni of the Department of General Engineering and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. In 2014, Brad was honored with the Business Aviation Laureate Award by Aviation Week.