Gerard P. "Gerry" Podesta this past May assumed the newly created post of general manager of e-commerce for GE Plastics, reporting directly to Gary L. Rogers, president and chief executive officer. Previously Podesta served as managing director of GE Plastics Southeast Asia in Singapore.
In this new position, Podesta is responsible for leading GE Plastics' efforts in electronic commerce and capitalizing on the effect that e-commerce and the Internet will have on the sale and distribution of goods and services globally.
Podesta joined GE Plastics in 1983 as technical marketing specialist, and progressed through a series of positions in commercial operations since then, including marketing manager for the consumer and electronics market for GE Plastics Americas and director of the automotive OEM team for the Americas Commercial Division.
He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Lowell, Massachusetts, where he earned a bachelor's degree in plastics engineering.