On the Hot Seat
Attracting talent was key in GE unit’s move to Mass.
HOT SEAT INTERVIEW: Brian Palmer is the chief executive of GE Measurement and Control, a $5 billion energy technology unit of GE based in Billerica. The unit, formed through a series of local acquisitions over the years, has about 800 employees in Billerica and Avon, where they manufacture energy-measuring instruments and conduct research and development. The headquarters was in Minden, Nev., until about a year ago when Palmer moved it to Billerica.