N e w Division Formed At G e n e r a l Electric H e a d ed By W . J . C i m o n e t ti

General Electric, Erie, Pa., has formed a new marketing organization, the International and Transportation Equipment Division (ITED). William J. Cimonetti has been named to head the division as vice president and general manager.

The appointment was announced by Carl J. Schlemmer, vice president and general manager of the company's Transportation Systems Business operations in Erie. ITED is a part of Mr.

Schlemmer's operations.

The new division is responsible for domestic and international marketing of transportation products for the marine, oil drilling, mining, and general manufacturing industries as well as metropolitan transit systems; and for international marketing of railroad locomotives.

For six years prior to his present appointment Mr. Cimonetti was general manager of General Electric's Armament and Electrical Systems Department, located in Burlington, Vt.

In a related development, Thomas C. Hovious has been named manager of the Transportation Equipment Products Operation (TEPO), a major component of Mr. Cimonetti's division. Mr.

Hovious had been manager of Reliability and Quality Assurance for General Electric's Aerospace Instruments Department in Wilmington, Mass.

TEPO is responsible for development and marketing of products that have evolved from railroad locomotives to be used in other industries.

These products include: • GE7FDM marine diesel engines with eight, 12 and 16 cylinders, four-cycle, rated from 1,525 to 4,000 hp. These engines are in service on tugboats, towboats, ferries, drill ships and military craft.

• Diesel-electric power modules incorporating GE7FD 12 and 16 cylinder engines with ac generators.

Ratings are from 1,800 kW to 2,650 kW.

• DC motors and generators and AC generators for oil and gas drilling rigs.

ITED's major international marketing areas include Europe, India, Africa, Latin America, the Mideast and the Far East including China and Australasia.

For free literature on GE's line of marine diesel engines, diesel electric power modules and generators for marine application, Circle 56 on Reader Service Card

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