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Achieve Ads Highlight Prominent CSU Alumni

Lloyd Trotter, BBA '72

"My Cleveland State experience was the foundation that anchored me. It taught me how to think outside of the box and challenge everything, while looking for a better solution. The experience has been something that I have been able to draw from and continue to learn from throughout my career. When I left, I knew I was prepared to take on the world!"

Lloyd Trotter began his career at GE in 1970 as a field service engineer, quickly rising through the ranks holding numerous positions. By 1990, he was vice president and general manager of manufacturing for GE's Electrical Distribution & Control (ED&C) division and soon was promoted to president and CEO. Eventually, he would finish the latter part of his storied 40-year tenure at GE in the top role of what is now GE Industrial, as well as being a vice chairman of the company, responsible for a $28 billion business with nearly 80,000 employees worldwide, and having helped hundreds if not thousands of up-and-coming minority GE employees in the co-founding of the company's flagship mentoring program, the African-American Forum.

Today, he is co-founder and managing partner of GenNx360, a next-generation private equity firm that buys companies and raises their enterprise value by enhancing and growing productivity and profitability.

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