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New CFO at Amazon

3 Sep, 2002 By: Hive News

Thomas J. Szkutak will be Amazon.com's new SVP and CFO. He'll report to founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Szkutak joins Amazon.com after more than 20 years with General Electric, where he is currently the CFO for GE Lighting. He will begin at Amazon.com in the next several weeks.

"Tom brings a terrific blend of financial, operational and international expertise that will be a great asset to Amazon.com," said Bezos.

"As a dedicated customer of Amazon.com, I have always been a big fan of the company and its mission of putting the customer first," said Szkutak.

Prior to being named CFO of GE Lighting, Szkutak oversaw the GE Plastics finance operations for Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India. In addition, he was EVP of finance for GE Investments in Stamford, Conn.

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