General Electric, the $182 billion Fairfield, Conn.-based technology, media and financial services company, promoted Kathryn Cassidy, 54, to senior vice president and treasurer of GE and GE Capital. She had been vice president and treasurer of GE since 2001. Known for pioneering early securitization efforts in asset-backed and commercial products, the 28-year GE veteran was named to Treasury & Risk's Top Women in Finance in 2005. Cassidy also was executive vice president and managing director for GE Capital Real Estate.
Motorola, the $36.6 billion Schaumberg, Ill.-based provider of mobile phone technology, products and services, added the title of acting CFO to Edward Fitzpatrick's positions as senior vice president and corporate controller. Motorola is launching a search for a CFO to replace Paul J. Liska, who left the company. Fitzpatrick, 42, has been a financial executive in several Motorola businesses, including home and networks mobility, networks and enterprise, and government and enterprise mobility solutions. He was previously with Price Waterhouse.