General Manager of Connected Home Products at GE Lighting
Jeff Patton leads the vision and strategy for GE Lighting’s connected home business and setting the course for the next 100 years of GE Lighting innovation. Jeff is involved in smart product development, partner ecosystem collaboration, and oversight of GE Lighting’s connected incubation lab. He has been part of the team charged with launching GE Lighting’s first connected products and overall connected strategy. Prior to this role, Jeff developed new ideas and ways of working as GE Lighting’s GM Growth and Innovation – FastWorks where he was charged with changing the way GE innovates. He previously served as GE Lighting’s Director of Consumer Marketing.
Jeff brings extensive experience in marketing and management for consumer channels, including General Mills, AOL, Dyson, and Groupe SEB, as well as experience in commercial channels with scientific instruments, holding leadership and engineering positions at HP/Agilent. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2
Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.
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