kauffmanMike began his career with GE in 1994 joining the Manufacturing Management Leadership Program, where he held assignments with NBC and GE Appliances. He joined GE Aviation in 1996 and worked in multiple technical and operations roles focusing on servicing the engine fleet in operation.

Between 2002 and 2009, Mike held plant manager roles at various GE plants including the repair facility in McAllen, Texas, the Unison operation in Dayton, OH, and the Peebles Test Operation.  In 2009 Mike became leader of Global Machining and Fabrication sourcing, where he was responsible for the quality, delivery and cost of over 250 global and domestic suppliers.

In 2011, Mike took over as GM of the Rotating Parts CoE. In this role he had responsibility for the manufacturing value stream for rotor components and compressor airfoils for all GE engines.  The team is comprised of six internal shops, two joint ventures s and a broad supply base.  He served as a BoD member to both JVs , Venture Aero Bearings in Charleston, SC and Tusas Motor Industry located in Eskisehir, Turkey.

In July 2013 Mike took over as General Manager of the Composites Value Stream.  This value stream is responsible for the manufacturing and procurement of composite and ceramic engine components and aero structures. It is comprised of 8 GE facilities and three international JV’s with products ranging from propellers to thrust reversers to composite fan cases.  Included in the value stream will be the growth and expansion of the ceramic matrix composite turbine components which will enter service in 2016 on the LeapX platform.

Outside of GE, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor sports, the arts and being involved in his church and the community.

A message from Michael Kauffman