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H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.

Chairman and CEO, GE Aerospace | May 21, 2024

As General Electric (GE) marks the successful split into three public companies, David Rubenstein interviewed H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., Chairman and CEO of GE Aerospace on May 21, 2024.

H. Lawrence (Larry) Culp, Jr. was GE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2018 - 2023. As Chairman and CEO, Larry led GE’s transformation to become a more focused, simpler, and stronger high-tech industrial company. 

With the transformation complete, Culp leads GE Aerospace, an independent public company that is the world’s number one maker of aircraft engines for both commercial and military use. With nearly $32 billion in annual revenues in 2023, GE Aerospace is Cincinnati, Ohio’s third-largest Fortune 500 company. GE Aerospace recently forecasted an operating profit of about $10 billion in 2028 on robust demand for its products and services.  GE Aerospace trades on the NYSE under the familiar “GE” symbol. 

Prior to GE, Culp served as the President and CEO of Danaher Corporation (2000 to 2014), and during his tenure the company increased both its revenues and its market capitalization five-fold. He joined Danaher’s subsidiary Veeder-Root in 1990, serving in a number of leadership positions within Danaher, including COO and, following his retirement, Senior Advisor (2014-2016). 

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Larry earned a B.A. in Economics from Washington College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.