Former GE Healthcare CEO to hold presentation, book signing Thursday

By Alison Fox - Freeman Staff

Oct. 1, 2014

WAUKESHA - Walt Robb, former GE Healthcare CEO, will be visiting GE Healthcare’s Waukesha Campus on Thursday at 2 p.m. for a dedication and book-signing event, according to a press release.

Robb was GE Healthcare’s CEO from 1973 to 1986, during the peak of CT machine innovations, and wrote about many of his experiences in his book, “Taking Risks.”

“GE Healthcare has such a rich history of innovation right here in our own backyard and our employees truly take pride in that,” said Mike Harsh, vice president and chief technology officer at GE Healthcare, and Mike Barber, the company’s chief operating and technology officer. “It was through Walt’s vision and leadership that GE Healthcare was transformed from an X-ray company in the 70s to the premier health care technology company it is today.”

Along with Robb’s presentation and book signing, GE Healthcare will also be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the main lobby of the Waukesha Campus, 3000 N. Grandview Blvd., to Robb.