GE Hosts Wyoming Supplier Symposium

Aug 24, 2011, 09:13 ET from GE

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi Attends

CASPER, Wyo., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Businesses across Wyoming are participating in GE's Small Business Supplier Symposium today in Casper. Wyoming's senior U.S. Senator Mike Enzi joined representatives from GE Aviation and GE Energy in Casper to support the event, which GE hopes will build relationships with Wyoming's aerospace and energy suppliers, creating business opportunities within the state.  

The symposium provides a chance for local small businesses interested in working with GE Aviation and GE Energy to receive coaching and mentoring through panel discussions and one-on-one sessions.  Following the event, GE will move forward to the next phase of relationship development with companies that best match its needs and quality requirements.

GE Aviation Supplier Development Manager Tony Maricocchi briefed participating businesses at the symposium on the important relationships GE has with its suppliers and the ways such relationships can benefit Wyoming businesses.

"All of us at GE Aviation are excited at the prospect of enhancing our supplier base in Wyoming, and this event will be an important step toward that goal," Maricocchi said. "We've seen the success that GE Energy and GE Healthcare have had in the state, and we look forward to doing business with Wyomans for decades to come."

Sen. Enzi delivered the opening remarks today at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Casper. In addition to Sen. Enzi, the Wyoming Business Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center and Manufacturing Works, the Wyoming Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), worked to delivery this opportunity to the state's business community.

GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at

GE Aviation, a GE operating unit based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation employs approximately 37,000 employees and operates more than 50 manufacturing and service facilities around the world. The company invests $1 billion annually in jet propulsion R&D programs. This long tradition of commitment to new technology has helped GE establish its leadership position in the industry with a proud list of "firsts" in both the military and commercial jet propulsion, tracing back to 1942 with America's first jet engine.

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy -- GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas -- work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.