GE Appliances, a Haier company, is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where Marcia Brey leads the Lean strategy for the business focusing on delivering winning products and services for customers & consumers while minimizing waste throughout ALL functions.
Known as the Lean Enterprise, Marcia is responsible for implementing transformational, cross-functional processes, growing the capability of employees and improving management systems at GE Appliances. Marcia earned her Master’s degrees from both the University of Louisville in Mechanical Engineering & the University of Arizona in Quality & Reliability Engineering.
Marcia began her 26-year career at Appliances on GE’s Edison Engineering Program & has worked across multiple product lines in Design Engineering, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Quality & Manufacturing.
She most recently was the plant manager for the Bottom-Freezer Refrigeration factory where she managed a $100M budget and led a team of 1,000 employees making significant improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost & employee satisfaction. She assumed her current role in Jan. 2017.
Marcia has volunteered with the American Red Cross for the past 10-years as the GE Appliance representative on the Board of Directors. She has led several Red Cross service projects as well as several committees AND assumed the role of Chair of the Board for the Kentucky Region of the American Red Cross in July of 2019. Marcia also volunteers at her church, St. Gabriel, leading several committees.
She has been recognized by Today’s Woman, Business First’s “Top 40 under 40” and as a Manufacturing Institute “STEP Ahead leader.”
Marcia & her husband, Greg, are raising their 3 children in Louisville.