25 February 2010 | Jake Kanter
A senior buyer for international conglomerate General Electric (GE) has landed an influential new role.
Global sourcing manager Russell Stokes will become vice-president of global services for GE’s transportation arm. The company said in a statement it was a “critical role” that will help drive growth.
Stokes will be responsible for strengthening the transportation subsidiary, which designs, manufactures and services locomotive, signalling, communications and control products for the rail industry.
It also builds wind turbine drive systems and mining vehicles.
In his role as global sourcing manager for GE Aviation, Stokes oversaw a $7 billion (£4.6 billion) spend. He joined the company, widely considered to be the biggest in the world, eight years ago.