Kevin Nolan helps drive the business' growth strategy by integrating technology innovation into product design. He builds strong teams and robust processes, and plays a significant role in determining the R&D investment, creation of new lines of business and launch of new products.
As a member of the senior leadership team, he focuses on commercializing new technologies through new business models and partnerships. He has played a key role in establishing FirstBuild, an innovation accelerator that is helping redefine how products are developed, built and sold.
As CTO for Qingdao Haier, Kevin is responsible for establishing the company’s overall technical vision and global product roadmaps. He leads the Global Product and Technology Synergy Committee aimed at growing the company’s technology leadership by better connecting and leveraging the R&D resources across all of 690’s business units globally.
Kevin assumed the CTO position for GE Appliances in November of 2006. In his 27-year GE career, he progressed through various cross-functional operating roles in various GE businesses.
Throughout his career, he has continued to develop new technology with 23 patent awards, and has led the design and launch of numerous innovative appliance products. He also volunteers with several community nonprofit organizations.
Kevin resides in Louisville, Kentucky.