GE today announced it has appointed John Dineen as president and CEO of GE Healthcare, based in London.

A University of Vermont graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and biology, Dineen, 45, is a 22-year GE veteran and since 2005 has been president and chief executive of GE Transportation. He joined GE in 1986 as a telecommunications engineer.

Before leading GE Transportation, Dineen served as vice president and general manager of Plastics at GE Advanced Materials and held various assignments in Corporate Finance. He also served as general manager of GE Power Equipment, general manager of the Meter business, general manager of the Microwave and Air-conditioning businesses, manager of finance for GE Asia in Hong Kong, and president of GE Plastics-Pacific.

Dineen succeeds Joseph Hogan, who has taken a position outside the company.