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Staff Writer | Fairfield, Ct., USA | August 9, 2016
Ganesh BellAugust 9, 2016, Fairfield, Ct., USA - GE announces that Ganesh Bell has been promoted to vice president & chief digital officer, GE power.
Ganesh Bell joined GE in 2014. Prior to GE, he was Executive Vice President & Chief Products Officer at Service Source. He previously held executive strategy and software leadership roles at SAP, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards.

Mr. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Madras in India and a master’s in computer science from North Dakota State University.

Tamla D. Oates-Forney has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources, GE Energy Connections.

Ms. Oates-Forney joined GE in 1998. During 18 years with GE, her career has spanned across GE businesses and regions in human resources.

She has held many executive roles in diversity and human resources in GE Capital, Appliances & Lighting, Energy, Oil & Gas, Global Growth Organization, and Energy Connections.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tara A. Plimpton has been promoted to Vice President & General Counsel, GE Energy Connections.

With a career spanning more than 20 years in law, Ms. Plimpton joined GE in 2002 and progressed through numerous General Counsel roles including General Counsel for GE Transportation.

Prior to joining GE, she was managing partner at Brooke, Shaw, Plimpton and Zumpft and served as a Law Clerk for C. Clifton Young on the Supreme Court for the State of Nevada.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Nevada and her law degree from Georgetown Law.

James D. Richards has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare.

Mr. Richards has worked his entire career in GE after joining in 1999 as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP). His career has progressed through many executive positions across GE businesses in Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), Finance, Operations, and Digital.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Vermont.