By Will Feuer

 

General Electric Co. on Tuesday named Scott Reese, a former Autodesk Inc. executive, as the next chief executive of GE Digital, replacing Patrick Byrne, who will become CEO of GE Renewable Energy's onshore wind business.

GE Digital is a part of the industrial conglomerate that the company plans to combine with GE Renewable Energy and GE Power. The combined business units will be spun-off in early 2024, the company said in November.

"GE Digital is a critical part of the new energy company planned to spin off from GE in 2024. I am thrilled to have Scott Reese join this mission with his track record of transforming software businesses and driving growth," said Scott Strazik, Chief Executive of GE's global energy business portfolio.

"I'm honored to take on this role and lead GE Digital's mission to accelerate digital transformations and drive decarbonization efforts with our customers around the world. With global scale and leading technology, GE Digital's growth potential is significant," Mr. Reese said in a statement.

 

Write to Will Feuer at Will.Feuer@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 18, 2022 09:45 ET (14:45 GMT)

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