ANDERSON --- Bernie Anger, general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms, a business unit within GE Energy Management based in Charlottesville, Virginia, will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.  

Approximately 662 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College's commencement.  In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony.

In his role at GE Intelligent Platforms, he is driving the transformation of the company's automation portfolio in support of the industrial internet.

A native of Argentina, Mr. Anger studied Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires and obtained an MBA from Universidad T. di Tella.  He joined GE in 1998 through an acquisition and has since served in a variety of technology, acquisition integration and business leadership roles. He was appointed to his current role in early 2014, after spending three years as general manager for the Controls and Communication Systems P&L within Intelligent Platforms and two years in Latin America as regional GM for the GE Enterprise Solutions organization. 

Mr. Anger has been recognized for his expertise in executing successful product introductions.  He is a recipient of the 2004 GE Infrastructure Technology Leadership Award, the 2001 GE Industrial Systems Most Innovative Software Disclosure Award and the 1999 Engineering Innovation Award.  He also holds several patents for his innovations in technology.

He and his wife, Flavia, reside in Ruckersville, Virginia, and have two children, both recent college graduates.