Bill Lacey, President and CEO
, GE Lighting

Bill Lacey, President and CEO, GE Lighting

Bill Lacey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting where he is leading the business’ transformation and growth in LED and smart home innovation.

Bill is a 24-year GE veteran, beginning his career with GE Appliances in 1992 where he held various Finance roles across the business before moving to the Corporate Audit Staff in 1995, ultimately serving as Executive Audit Manager.

In 2000, he was named Global FP&A Manager for GE Lighting, and from this role, joined GE’s Wind business in Amsterdam, Holland as the Manager of Finance. He later served as Global Commercial Finance Manager for GE Energy and as CFO of GE Healthcare’s Medical Diagnostics business.  

Bill rejoined GE Lighting in 2011 as CFO and was promoted to Company Officer in 2014 before assuming the role of GE Lighting’s President and CEO.

Bill sits on the executive leadership team for GE’s African American Forum (AAF) and is a board member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, University Hospital and United Way of Cleveland.

Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He lives in Cleveland with his wife and two children.