As Matt Espe completes his second year as president and CEO of GE Lighting, he admits that his timing could have been better to take over the helm of the largest lighting manufacturer in North America in May 2000.
“You have to go back 20 years to see this kind of softness,” said Espe, a 21-year GE veteran who came to GE Lighting after senior international management posts at GE Plastics and GE Supply. “It has been unprecedented.”
Despite the slowdown, Espe stands to have a maj
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