Vice President, Fulfillment and Distribution
Marcia Brey is the Vice President of Fulfillment and Distribution for GE Appliances, a Haier Company headquartered in Louisville, KY. In this role, she leads all facets of delivering world class service, quality and cost for the finished goods distribution network including inventory management, forecasting, warehouse, transportation, logistics, and final mile delivery to millions of customers and consumers. Marcia is responsible for creating and operating fulfillment and distribution networks for new product verticals and new channels; implementing end to end business ecosystems to achieve world class service levels; and optimizing finished good inventory flow throughout the supply chain.
Marcia began her career at GE as an intern working at GE Aircraft Engines in Madisonville, KY and at GE Appliances in Louisville. She joined GE’s Edison Engineering Program in 1994 at Appliances having various assignments in technology supporting refrigeration and home laundry. Marcia came off program as a design engineer for home laundry and was promoted to a Team Leader position in 1998.
Marcia moved to commercial services as a Black Belt supporting the e-business initiatives in the Appliance Customer Service Center and was then promoted to a team leader position in customer service. In 2001, she led the GE Store on-line sales team and eventually assumed responsibility for the Appliance, Lighting and Industrial consumer web sites. In 2004, Marcia became the Master Black Belt for distribution and led quality and cost improvements using lean six sigma. In 2007, Marcia led the finished good warehouse network and logistics teams implementing lean six sigma and developing a culture of learning and continuous change. In 2010, Marcia assumed responsibility for the service parts supply chain network and led an initiative for the finished good supply chain improving the speed and efficiency of material and information flow to the customer. In 2012, Marcia was promoted to the business quality leader role for the bottom-freezer refrigeration plant. She was promoted to plant manager for bottom-freezer refrigerators a year later where she managed a $100M budget and led a team of 1,200 hourly and salary employees making significant improvements in safety, quality, delivery and cost of the product including consumer, customer and employee satisfaction. In 2017, she was then asked to create and lead the enterprise-wide Lean Enterprise team the business responsible for accelerating and implementing transformational processes, growing the capability of our people and improving management systems at GE Appliances. In 2020 she co-led the company’s global business continuity planning in response to the pandemic. She assumed her current role in January 2021.
Marcia was born in Louisville, KY. She earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Quality and Reliability Engineering from the University of Arizona. Marcia serves as a board member for the American Red Cross – Kentucky Region and was previously Chair of the Board from 2019-2021. Marcia has been recognized as an “Enterprising Woman” award and a “Forty Under Forty” recipient by Business First, a “STEP Award Honoree” from WiM, and as a Clara Barton Volunteer award recipient from the American Red Cross. Marcia enjoys volunteering in her community, reading and playing volleyball. Marcia is married and has three active sons ages 21, 19 and 16.
Favorite GE Appliance
"My favorite appliance is my speed cook Advantium oven. My teenage boys love the how fast and easy it is to cook cookies, pizza rolls and grilled cheese sandwiches. My friends and family love when I bring my homemade macaroni and cheese to gatherings, and it only takes me 15 minutes from start to finish to make."