Marcia Brey is the Lean Enterprise Leader for GE Appliances. She leads the Lean strategy for the business, focusing on maximizing customer value and the consumer experience while minimizing waste throughout all functions.
Marcia has held significant leadership positions in multiple functions throughout her 23-year career at GE Appliances and brings a broad experience level to the Lean Enterprise Leader role.
Marcia began her career at Appliances on GE’s Edison Engineering Program and has worked across multiple product lines in design engineering, customer service, sales, marketing, distribution, quality and manufacturing. She most recently was the Plant Manager for the Bottom-Freezer Refrigeration factory where she led a team of 1,000 employees, making significant improvements in safety, quality, delivery and cost of the product, including consumer, customer and employee satisfaction.
During her career, Marcia has developed an equal appreciation for strong processes, creative, energized team members and the value of listening to customers and uses these experiences to reimagine and implement business transformations.
Marcia earned master’s degrees from both the University of Louisville in Mechanical Engineering and the University of Arizona in Quality and Reliability Engineering.
Marcia is active in the community and serves on the executive board for the American Red Cross – Louisville Region and volunteers on several committees at her church.
Marcia and her husband are raising their three children in Louisville, Kentucky.