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Daniel Heintzelman Elected Clarkson University Trustee

Daniel C. Heintzelman '79 of Boston, Mass., vice chairman of General Electric, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. He will serve on the finance & budget, facilities and governance committees.

Daniel C. HeintzelmanHeintzelman received his bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution from Clarkson in 1979.

He is vice chairman of General Electric with responsibility for services and operations. In this role, Heintzelman works across GE’s industrial business to further strengthen the company’s services, advanced manufacturing and product development capabilities.

Before being appointed a company vice chairman, Heintzelman was president & CEO of GE Oil & Gas and a GE senior vice president. GE Oil & Gas is an advanced technology equipment and services company that serves all segments of the oil and gas industry from extraction to transportation to end use.

Heintzelman has extensive leadership experience in services businesses at GE, having led GE Energy Services, and before that, GE Aircraft Engines Services. He also chaired GE’s Services Council, which leverages the company’s scale and processes across the Aviation, Energy, Transportation and Healthcare Services divisions.

He joined GE in 1979 as a member of the GE Aircraft Engines Management Development Program. Over the next 20 years, he progressed through leadership roles in the company and was appointed a GE company officer in 2000.

First elected to the Board in October 2001, Heintzelman has served on the finance and budget, physical plant, research and trusteeship committees.

A native of Jamestown, N.Y., Heintzelman resides in Boston, Mass., with his wife, Terese.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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