Ed Panelli, Group Director
P26 Plant Managers Group
Ed is a recognized global expert in organizing leadership teams, leading award-winning global product development projects, and driving global revenue growth in China, Mexico, and Europe.
Throughout his work as a senior executive, Ed has received numerous awards for business transformations and revenue growth through innovation. He has the unique distinction of being awarded patents in both healthcare and arc welding industries.
In his most recent corporate role, Ed was Global Managing Director of the P & L responsible for R&D, Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales & Marketing for robotic arc-welding systems for the Automotive Industry.
Formerly, Ed led a team at GE that developed comprehensive solutions to enable healthcare systems around the world to achieve their clinical and financial objectives. Those solutions were developed by integrating the GE industrial, financial, and infrastructure products and services portfolio in conjunction with GE Healthcare. This team also pioneered “green” hospital solutions which included, the highly publicized “beer-to-energy” project with Gunderson Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Ed has an extensive professional background that spans several industries. He joined GE in 1999 at Medical Systems and held eBusiness, Commercial Operations, Product Management, and various Marketing roles in Service, CAT scan systems, and Industrial products.
Prior to joining GE Medical Systems, Ed was the General Manager of P&A Technologies, an e-Commerce and Internet services company. He has also held leadership positions with other companies in sales and marketing, merchandising, brand management, IT management, and strategic planning. Ed has leveraged his extensive management experience to change the way these businesses go-to-market.
Ed has a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Management, and a Master’s degree in Marketing/Marketing Management from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Ed has been teaching Leadership & Change Management since February 1999, as an adjunct Professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management.