GE has appointed two new company officers. Eric Gebhardt has been named senior general manager and vice president at GE Energy Services, and Ryan Zanin has been appointed vice president and chief risk officer of GE Capital.
Gebhardt has held numerous leadership roles across GE's energy business throughout his 19 years at the company. Prior to his current role, he was senior general manager of energy services engineering for GE Energy, where he has managed the expansion of this group to include GE Energy's new smart grid solutions.
He has also led the integration of the engineering functions of several GE business units into Energy Services. In addition, Gebhardt was the general manager for GE Energy's wind systems engineering organization and for the optimization services technology business, as well as quality leader for GE Energy Services.
Zanin will oversee GE Capital's global risk department. He is taking over the role currently held by Jim Colica, who is retiring after 27 years of service with GE Capital.
Zanin joins GE after 29 years in the financial services industry, specializing in risk management. Most recently, he was managing director and chief risk officer for corporate credit and risk management in the international and capital markets at Wells Fargo & Co. He also served as the managing director and chief risk officer at Wachovia Corp., a Wells Fargo company.