HOW TO SERVE LEGAL PAPERS ON GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

General Electric Company

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A diverse global corporation based in Boston and New York City, General Electric Company (GE) offers goods such as power production, renewable energy, industrial aircraft, and healthcare. The firm’s operating sectors include aviation, healthcare, electricity, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, and venture capital and financing.  In more than a hundred and fifty countries, GE supports clients in manufacturing and service activities.

General Electric usually works in sectors that need constant investment in Research & development Siemens AG and Schneider Electric both stand out as major rivals (SBGSF).

[1.0] HISTORY OF GENERAL ELECTRIC

The name GE evokes images of lightbulbs, televisions, and washing machines.  The birth of GE occurred at the same time as a scramble to provide cheap light and energy to drive the industrial development of the United States. It subsequently became an iconic household brand. The combination between the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company provided the impetus for incorporation in 1892.

GE began making light bulbs, an electric train, early x-ray equipment, and an electric stove as some of its first products. The firm was recognized for revolutionizing the American house with its mass-produced electric home equipment in the 1920s. The vacuum technology developed by GE is also what spurred the creation of microwave and radar systems. It served the military during World War II and during the years 1949-1953 by producing equipment and executives, and in 1953 it produced the J-47, the most popular jet engine in history. GE was an early pioneer in laser light technology and medical imaging in the 1960s and 70s.

General Electric has had its ups and downs during the past several years.   Investor confidence has dipped and the conglomerate has had to make efforts to turn around its woes by reorganizing verticals, spinning off businesses, and selling off business lines. GE still owns and operates many companies notwithstanding recent divestments.

[2.0] WHAT DOES GENERAL ELECTRIC DO

GE operates through four industrial segments and a financial segment. Its four industrial segments are [A.] Power and Energy, [B.] Renewable Energy, [C.] Aviation, and [D.] Healthcare. Its financial segment is GE Capital. 

2.1. GE POWER AND GE ENERGY

GE Energy was divided into three subsidiaries: [A.] GE Power, [B.] GE Energy Connections, and [C.] GE Oil & Gas. In 2016, GE merged its Oil & Gas segment with Baker Hughes Incorporated in a deal valued at over thirty billion. When the merger was complete, the Oil & Gas segment represented GE’s ownership interest of just over half of the newly merged company.

GE Power was the former bedrock of General Electric. Now, GE Power is a wholly-owned subsidiary and substantiates the biggest business division for General Electric. GE Power designs and manufactures products and services related to energy production, wherein its products and technologies utilize oil, gas, fossil, diesel, nuclear, and water to produce electric power. GE Power offers gas and steam turbines, and a full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions and produces systems that generate power using wind, oil, gas, and water.

GE Oil and Gas was formed in Texas on 27th January 1998. The company is available for Process Service therein. 

GE Energy Management Services, LLC is located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and has been part of the Electric Utilities Industry from 4th January 2002. The entity was, however, incorporated in Delaware and is thus a foreign limited liability company, retaining CT Corporation as its registered agent for Process Service.

2.2. GE RENEWABLE ENERGY

GE Renewable Energy is the company’s energy management division focused on the distribution, conversion, automation, and optimization of energy sources. GE Renewable Energy offers end-to-end solutions for customers and provides onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, solar, and grid solutions, as well as hybrid renewables and digital services. By focusing on an area that promotes sustainability and increased efficiency, GE Renewable Energy is considered as a stepping stone for General Electric to recover its footing from the recent dip in consumer activity.  

2.3. GE AVIATION

GE Aviation is an aerospace manufacturer and creator of engines, integrated engine components, electricity, and mechanical aircraft systems. GE Aviation manufactures jets and turboprop engines, and it also assists large aviation companies with their software needs. Furthermore, it offers aftermarket services to help its products function better. In contrast to GE’s other business divisions, the only ones that see steady growth are those operated by GE Aviation.  GE Aviation has also spurred on the inculcation of jet engines that are linked to the internet, which would reduce fuel costs and delays at airports.

GE Aviation develops and manufactures both commercial and military aircraft engines, as well as aircraft engines integrated into a complete system. The overarching corporation provides a wide range of post-sale services by virtue of its subsidiaries.

Jets manufactured for military airframes are manufactured through GE. A broad range of military aircraft is powered by GE’s military engine lineup, which includes fighter jets, bombers, tankers, helicopters, and observation planes. GE offers services including the repair, maintenance, and overhaul of mechanical components, plus the sales of replacement parts. systems and other is a commercial and military vendor of engines, components, systems, and services The scope of this research covers business, general aviation, and aerodynamic-derived business sectors, together with avionics systems, electric power systems, and various gears and transmissions. Furthermore, GE’s Military subsection provides a broad range of goods and services such as laser additive systems (from Concept Laser), metal powder additives (such as AP&C), and consulting services under the AddWorks brand.

GE Military Systems is located in Cincinnati, is considered a general partnership company for purposes of Process Service. The entity was formed on 16th September 2008.

2.4. GE HEALTHCARE

GE Healthcare offers a wide range of high-tech medical devices and treatments. This organization has considerable experience in imaging technology, digital solutions, patient monitoring, and diagnostics, as well as the development of new drugs. Additionally, ventilators, monitoring solutions, x-ray, anesthetic, and point-of-care ultrasound product lines were popular between 2020 and 2021. Products and services mainly for the hospital and medical facility industry are marketed to segments like these. Even with the imminent sale of GE Healthcare’s biopharma division for over twenty billion USD, this remains one of the company’s most critical divisions.

GE stated in June of 2018 that it planned to split its GE Healthcare business into a distinct, publicly-traded company, with intentions to monetize about twenty percent of the company and provide the rest to stockholders tax-free.

2.5. GE CAPITAL

GE Capital provides financial products and services with a focus on customers and markets aligned with the company’s industrial businesses. It offers leases, sale-leasebacks, asset trading and servicing, underwriting, working capital, insurance, and other financial products and services.

[3.0] HOW TO SERVE GENERAL ELECTRIC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

  1. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

General Electric filed its Department of State incorporation certification on 17th January 1989, being eligible for New York-based jurisdiction. The Corporation is, however, headquartered in Boston instead. The Department of State is therefore supposed to mail Process Service to the entity in case they ever receive Process Service on their behalf, although Process Service may also be accepted by a -principal officer of the company. Additionally, General Electric Company retains CT Corporation Systems as its registered agent for acceptance of Process Service.

The Corporation has been typified as a stock corporation. Stock companies are for-profit businesses that generate money by issuing shares of stock to shareholders, and each share constituting a portion of the corporation and conferring specific ownership rights on shareholders that influence corporate policy. Generally, however, the company and its owners are regarded as separate legal entities for purposes of Process Service. Unlike non-stock companies, which are not formed for-profit and are not allowed to issue company stock, stock corporations are usually organized for profit and may generate money for operations or growth by issuing company stock to investors.

  1. GENERAL ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL, INC.

General Electric International, Inc. is located in Cincinnati, OH, the United States and is part of the Engineering Services Industry. The entity was originally formed in Delaware and thus comes under Delaware jurisdiction for Process Service. 

General Electric International was formed on 12th March 1986 as a stock-type business. The registered agent of a foreign company authorized to do business in Connecticut acts as the corporation’s agent for the purpose of serving any Process Service or notice necessary.  Since General Electric International comes under Delaware jurisdiction, it acts as a foreign corporation for Process Service requirements. If the registered agent is not the Secretary of State or their deputies, Process Service may be accomplished by leaving a genuine and certified copy of the Process Service with this agent.

General Electric International may be served Process Service by any proper officer or other people lawfully empowered to serve Process Service via registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the Secretary at the foreign corporation’s principal office. The registered agent for Process Service upon General Electric International is CT Corporation System.  

  1. GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC

An American aerospace engineering, aircraft engine, and aircraft components company, GE Aviation Systems (previously Smiths Aerospace) is a major subsidiary of General Electric. It must be noted that before Smiths Group PLC. split up, Smiths Aerospace was one of four business divisions of the firm. However, on January 15, 2007, Smiths Group stated that they were divesting Smiths Aerospace to General Electric.

GE Aviation’s place of formation is in Delaware, although the business is located in Michigan. GE Aviation registered itself on 17th August 2005, predominantly in the business of Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing as a limited liability company for purposes of Process Service.  A foreign LLC is a legal entity established under the laws of another state, and Michigan has Process Service rules regarding the said establishment. 

Foreign LLCs must first obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Michigan Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs before doing business in Michigan. The LLC must utilize this application to acquire a Michigan Certificate of Authority to Transact Business and adhere to Process Service parameters. No document may be submitted unless it meets the minimum requirements set out in the legislation.  Although carrying out specific operations does not by itself constitute conducting business, under the Michigan Limited Liability Company Act, such activities must be specified in order to qualify to be adequate under Process Service guidelines.

  1. GE CAPITAL GLOBAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, LLC

GE Capital serves clients and markets linked with GE’s industrial companies, operating under the GE Capital banner. The team of finance specialists focuses on connecting money to infrastructure, delivering innovative financial solutions in developing countries and established nations. 

GE Capital Global Financial Holdings, LLC is located in Norwalk, Connecticut, and acts as a domestic limited liability corporation in the state. As a business primarily centered around sales financing, GE Capital Global Financial Holdings, LLC has been a major stock corporation since 26th November 1997.  Although GE retains CT Corporation as its registered agent for Process Service, the Department of State forwarded Process Service often goes to GE’s principal office.

GE HEALTHCARE INC.

  1. GE Healthcare Inc is a subsidiary of General Electric, primarily operating as a pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing organization. GE Healthcare Inc was formed in Delaware, although its address for the business is in Marlborough.  The entity was formed on 28th October 1994 as a stock business. 

It must be known that although the business address for Process Service as well as the state of incorporation for GE Healthcare is different, the mailing address for GE Healthcare is observed in Cincinnati.  However, the office of the principal members of GE Healthcare remains in Marlborough. For simplified Process Service, GE Healthcare retains CT Corporation System as its registered agent.
It is also relevant to understand that
GE Medical Systems, Inc. is located in Waukesha, United States, and also is part of the Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers Industry. GE Medical Systems, Inc is a major contributor to the GE healthcare segment and supplies hospital equipment and furniture, X-ray apparatus, and tubes. Additionally, GE medical systems provide electromedical apparatus. 

GE PACKAGED POWER, LLC

  1. As a subsidiary of the GE power segment, GE Packaged Power, LLC was formed in Delaware, although the business address is located in Houston Texas for Process Service purposes.  The entity retains the common mailing address in Cincinnati ever since its formation on 22nd June 2018. 

As a subsidiary of General Electric, the principal office stems back to the original General Electric office, of which GE Packaged Power is a member. However, GE Packaged Power retains CT Corporation systems as its registered agent for Process Service. 

  1. GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC

Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky, GE Appliances is a large producer of household appliances.  The original place of formation for GE appliances in New York, wherein the company was formed on 24th September 1946. Ever since 2016, Haier home appliances company has been the majority owner of GE appliances.    The company is known for manufacturing under a variety of appliance brands, including GE, GE Profile, Café, Monogram, Haier, and Hotpoint.

Previously known as GE Appliances & Lighting, the business is currently owned by General Electric. GE’s trademark rights extend until 2056, as provided to Haier. However, Process service may still be provided to CT corporation as the registered agent. 

As one of the largest conglomerates in the United States, GE maintains ownership over dozens of companies and subsidiaries across many different segments. It is difficult to point out an area where General Electric has not made its presence felt since GE offers products in segments related to aviation, transportation, lighting, and more. In recent years, as it has faced declining stock prices and many other large-scale concerns, GE has been more likely to sell off portions of its business than to make new purchases. However, with a new team of leaders in the last several months and with an attempt to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, the company may be in the position to make new acquisitions before long

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Sources

1. ‘GE Announces Completion of GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes Merger.’ GE News, www.ge.com/news/press-releases/ge-announces-completion-ge-oil-gas-and-baker-hughes-merger.

2. In total, GE owned about 62.5% of Baker Hughes at the time of the acquisition. The Baker Hughes acquisition in July of 2017 contributed more than $5 billion in revenue growth for the first half of 2018. However, as of 2019, GE has stated its intention to sell down the remainder of its stake in Baker Hughes in the coming months and years

3. Products and services linked to energy generation are included in the Power segment. It produces electricity using oil, gas, fossil, diesel, nuclear, and water. Gas and steam turbines, as well as plant, upgrade, and service solutions are provided in this GE sector.

4. Scott, Alwyn. ‘Exclusive: GE’s Push to Fix Power Turbine Problem Goes Global.’ Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 7 Dec. 2018, www.reuters.com/article/us-ge-power-exclusive/exclusive-ges-push-to-fix-power-turbine-problem-goes-global-idUSKBN1O60F4. 

5. 333 West Loop Street Suite 800 Houston, TX 77017 United States

6. 4200 WILDWOOD PKWY, ATLANTA, GA, 30339-8402, USA

7. Rulison, Larry. ‘GE Moves Renewable Energy Headquarters from Schenectady to Paris.’ Times Union, Times Union, 19 Nov. 2015, www.timesunion.com/business/article/GE-moves-renewable-energy-headquarters-from-6642452.php. 

8. On March 10, 2021, GE announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with AerCap Holdings NV (AER) to combine their GECAS business for over $30 billion. GE’s sales indicate a continued shift in the company’s emphasis toward its industrial divisions. In the deal, GE intends to use the money to decrease its debt.

9. Gryta, Thomas. ‘GE’s Turnaround Hinges on Aviation Industry Hobbled by Coronavirus.’ The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 27 Apr. 2020, www.wsj.com/articles/ge-bet-on-aviation-to-pull-through-its-troubles-then-coronavirus-hit-11587985201. 

10. Business address

1 NEUMAN WAY, CINCINNATI, OH, 45215

11. Firstadopter. “GE Shares Pop after It Reveals Plan to Spin off Health-Care Unit, Post Best Day in 3 Years.” CNBC, CNBC, 26 June 2018, www.cnbc.com/2018/06/26/ge-shares-rise-after-it-announces-plan-to-spin-off-health-care-unit.html. 

12. Business address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

13. Mailing address

191 ROSA PARKS ST. 12E-05-12, CINCINNATI, OH, 45202, United States

14. Principal Name

ROBERT GIGLIETTI

Principal Title

VICE PRESIDENT

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Residence address

901 MAIN AVE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Name

MICHAEL HOLSTON

Principal Title

SECRETARY

Principal Business address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

Principal Residence address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

Principal Name

H. LAWRENCE CULP JR.

Principal Title

CEO

Principal Business address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

Principal Residence address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

15. Agent Name

C T CORPORATION SYSTEM

Agent Business address

67 BURNSIDE AVE, EAST HARTFORD, CT, 06108-3408, United States

16. Business address

191 ROSA PARKS STREET, CINCINNATI, OH, 45202, United States

17. Mailing address

C/O GE LEGAL SHARED SERVICES 901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

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18. Principal Name

VICTORIA VRON

Principal Title

SECRETARY

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, THE TOWERS, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Residence address

901 MAIN AVENUE, THE TOWERS, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Name

AKHLESH MATHUR

Principal Title

TREASURER

Principal Business address

201 TALGARTH ROAD, THE ARK, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON, United Kingdom

Principal Residence address

201 TALGARTH ROAD, THE ARK, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON, United Kingdom

Principal Name

MARK BROWNING

Principal Title

DIRECTOR

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, TRUMBULL, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Residence address

901 MAIN AVENUE, TRUMBULL, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Name

SCOTT INGLIS

Principal Title

DIRECTOR

Principal Business address

4200 WILDWOOD PARKWAY, ATLANTA, GA, 30339, United States

Principal Residence address

4200 WILDWOOD PARKWAY, ATLANTA, GA, 30339, United States

19. As specified in its application for a certificate of authority.

20. ‘GE Aviation Completes Acquisition of Smiths Aerospace Expanded Technology Platforms Grow GE Aviation Beyond the Engine.’ GE Aviation Completes Acquisition of Smiths Aerospace Expanded Technology Platforms Grow GE Aviation Beyond the Engine | GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com/press-release/business-general-aviation/ge-aviation-completes-acquisition-smiths-aerospace-expanded. 

21. Mailing address

191 ROSA PARKS ST. 12TH FLOOR, CINCINNATI, OH, 45202, United States

Last report filed

22. Business address

3290 PATTERSON AVENUE SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 49512, United States

23. 901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

24. Agent Name

C T CORPORATION SYSTEM

Agent Business address

67 BURNSIDE AVE, EAST HARTFORD, CT, 06108, United States

Agent Mailing address

67 BURNSIDE AVE, EAST HARTFORD, CT, 06108, United States

25. Principal Name

GE CAPITAL REALTY GROUP, INC.

Principal Title

MEMBER

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Name

GEBAM, INC.

Principal Title

MEMBER

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

Principal Name

PROPERTY ACQUISITION INITIATIVE, INC.

Principal Title

MEMBER

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06851, United States

26. 251 LOCKE DR., MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

27. Mailing address

191 ROSA PARKS ST 12E-05-12, CINCINNATI, OH, 45202, United States

28. MARCO CAMPIONE

Principal Title

PRESIDENT

Principal Business address

251 LOCKE DRIVE, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Residence address

100 RESULTS WAY, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Name

VICTORIA VRON

Principal Title

SECRETARY

Principal Business address

901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06856, United States

Principal Residence address

901 MAIN AVENUE, NORWALK, CT, 06856, United States

Principal Name

MARCO CAMPIONE

Principal Title

DIRECTOR

Principal Business address

251 LOCKE DRIVE, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Residence address

100 RESULTS WAY, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Name

LAURA SULLIVAN

Principal Title

TREASURER

Principal Business address

251 LOCKE DRIVE, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Residence address

100 RESULTS WAY, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Name

LAURA SULLIVAN

Principal Title

VICE PRESIDENT

Principal Business address

251 LOCKE DRIVE, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

Principal Residence address

100 RESULTS WAY, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752, United States

29. Address

3000 N Grandview Blvd

Waukesha, WI, 53188-1615
United States

30. Phone

(262) 544-3011

31. Business address

16415 JACINTOPORT BLVD, HOUSTON, TX, 77015, United States

32. Principal Name

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Principal Title

MEMBER

Principal Business address

5 NECCO STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02210, United States

33. . In addition to FirstBuild, the business also controls the University of Louisville’s campus in Louisville, Kentucky’s FirstBuild co-creation community and micro-factory.

 

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