By 1890, Thomas Edison had brought together several of his businessinterests under one corporation to form Edison General Electric.
Subsequently, General Electric was formed by the 1892 merger of EdisonGeneral Electric of Schenectady, New York.
Jeffrey Immelt is the current chairman of the board and chief executive officer of GE. He was selected by GE's Board of Directors in 2000to replace John Francis Welch.
GE's divisions include GE Capital, GE Energy, GE TechnologyInfrastructure, NBC Universal and GE Home & Business Solutions.
GE participates in a wide variety of markets including the generation,transmission and distribution of electricity , lighting, industrial automation,medical imaging equipment, motors, railway locomotives, aircraft jetengines, and aviation services.