GE's Talent Agency

The company is deep in top execs, but not the rest of corporate America. Here come the Welch wannabes

In the most eagerly awaited executive decision since the scrapping of New Coke, super-CEO Jack Welch last week named an heir to the GE throne. He is Jeffrey Immelt, 44, an aggressive yet charming manager who currently runs GE's Medical Systems unit. GE was mum on Immelt's numbers, which will be laid out in the company proxy in a few months. No doubt the Welch protege won a valuable prize. As Welch pointed out during a press conference last week, "He got a helluva raise, I'll tell you that."

Yeah. But two other GE executives were possibly even bigger winners than...

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