Suyin Copley

Suyin is the Organization & Talent Development Leader for GE Transportation. In this role, she is responsible for areas such as: Session C processes, leadership development, organization design, diversity, HR compliance. With almost 23 years of experience with GE, Suyin worked in environmental engineering for 10 years before transitioning to human resources. She has worked in GE Plastics, GE Healthcare and now GE Transportation. Suyin joined GE in 1989 with GE Plastics as part of the GEP leadership program. She held cross-functional assignments in marketing, quality, manufacturing and environmental engineering supporting several sub-businesses. She chose to continue her career as an environmental engineer working at plastic manufacturing sites before becoming a Black Belt in Environmental, Health & Safety in 1997. After obtaining her Black Belt certification in 1999, Suyin transitioned her career focus to HR based on an interest in organizational behavior. She held multiple HR roles in GEP supporting manufacturing sites, global functions and global product P&Ls. In January 2007, she became the Senior HR Manager for GE Healthcare Surgery headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. In this role, Suyin helped the business manage through a culture change with an FDA consent decree, 1.5 yr business shutdown and integration of new leadership team members. She transitioned to her current role in late March 2011. Suyin has been passionate about GE’s Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF) since it began in 1999. She partnered with Katy Choo to establish the APAF geographic regional hub structure in 2004 before assuming the current role as one of the national leaders. Suyin earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She resides in Erie, PA, with her family. [+]