New GE head introduced

Dean Seavers met the industry for the first time this morning and looked remarkably comfortable for someone on the job only three weeks. He let the VPs do most of the talking during an hour-long press conference, but led off with a nice quote from Colin Powell about not being afraid to let people under you show their own leadership capabilities. Very apropos, I thought. Also, he addressed the Smiths fall out, if briefly, saying, "we couldn't agree on combined strategic vision." I'll have more with Dean for the newswire, after a meeting later today.