Washington, D.C. – Charles Blankenship, the president and CEO of GE Appliances & Lighting Division, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
The GE Appliances unit is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. The lighting unit is based in East Cleveland, Ohio.
Blankenship was elected for his contributions to the incorporation of new technology in consumer products and aircraft engines.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”