Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, PhD
Managing Director of Strategic & Regional Marketing, GE Aviation
Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, Managing Director of Strategic and Regional Marketing at GE Aviation, leads a global team who supports GE Aviation’s strategy and sales of engines, systems and services for commercial, business and military aviation. Prior to joining GE, she led product and strategy development, program execution, commercial negotiations and launched open innovation initiatives for aerospace companies including a helicopter manufacturer (Sikorsky / United Technologies), a leasing company (CIT Aerospace / CIT Group), a weather service provider (WSI / The Weather Channel) and an airline (Air Cargo Express). A native of Montreal, Canada, Laurence received a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and, under NASA and FAA funding, SM and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. She is a commercial pilot, speaks three languages, has published 30 articles and two patents, received awards from NASA, the European Space Agency and the government of Canada, and serves on the boards of IAWA and the MIT Enterprise Forum. She has enjoyed teaching flying in sailplanes, competing in triathlon, sailing and rowing, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.