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New GE Business Unit Named

General Electric announced "GE Polymershapes" as the name of the new business unit formed last year through its acquisitions of Cadillac Plastic and Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. The new distribution business - for plastic sheet, rod, tube and film - is a stand-alone entity within the GE Plastics family of companies, and is headquartered in Huntersville, N.C.

There are 150 branch locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with additional locations in Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. All local sites are listed on the company website,, including specialty shops for fabrication and film conversion.

"The formation of GE Polymershapes begins a positive new era in the plastic shapes distribution industry," said company president, Gregory A. Adams. "Customers and suppliers can expect us to improve upon the best qualities of Cadillac and Commercial. This includes fully-stocked regional warehouses, convenient local branches, and the most experienced plastic shapes knowledge base in the industry. We will also tap into the best of GE -- particularly its business management tools, Six Sigma quality methodology and its proven e-business technology."

GE Polymershapes has 2,200 employees in 16 countries, and distributes a variety of products from GE Plastics, GE Silicones, and dozens of other quality name-brand manufacturers.

Key business leadership for the U.S. segment includes John Kramer, Sales; Richard Bilello, Sourcing; Pete Dixon, Film Products; Marie Dieudonne, Merchandising- Sheet, Mechanical & Industrial Products; Kim Robbins, Fabricated Products; Rick Gough, ADCs & Supply Chain; and Michele Volpi, Transparent Products. Regional leadership includes: Joseph Fiorini and Ray Cirone (Canada), Pablo Acedo (Latin America), Malcolm Binnie (Pacific) and Edwin deWolf (Europe).

For more information, contact Patrick Brennan at 518-573-6609, E-mail:

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