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Arconic names former GE exec Blankenship as CEO

Oct 23 (Reuters) - U.S. specialty metals maker Arconic Inc said on Monday it appointed former General Electric Co executive Charles "Chip" Blankenship as its as chief executive and a member of the company's board, effective Jan. 15.

Blankenship, 51, a 24-year GE veteran, will replace David Hess, who has served as Arconic's interim CEO since April 2017. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)