GE Home & Business Solutions (Fairfield Conn): Maryrose Sylvester has been named president and CEO of GE Lighting. She is a 23-year GE veteran, 14 years of which were spent at GE Lighting. Most recently at GE she led GE Intelligent Platforms, a global provider of software, hardware, services and expertise in automation and embedded computing. During her previous tenure at GE Lighting, she held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility including president and CEO of GE Lighting Systems, general manager of worldwide sourcing and director of sourcing for GE Lighting Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary. Sylvester succeeds Michael Petras who has led GE Lighting since 2008 and is leaving GE to take a position at HGI Global Holdings, Inc., a provider of specialty medical products to chronic disease patients. She will report to James P. Campbell, president & CEO, GE Appliances & Lighting.