itn_roderickbellWILMINGTON, N.C. — Roderick Bell, an Eastern Shore native from Fairview, recently received the General Electric 2009 AAF (African-American Forum) ICON award.

This award recognizes his accomplishments and contributions to GE and to the African-American Forum. The ICON award promotes role models through recognition of chapters, clusters, and individuals for their outstanding achievements, commitments, leadership, and demonstrated excellence in various functions within GE and within AAF activities.

The AAF Icon Lean Six Sigma Award is given to recognize competency, achievement and innovation in Six Sigma methodologies and processes.

Bell has utilized innovative approaches and demonstrated project leadership while also mentoring others in Green Belt projects.

Roderick Bell currently works for General Electric in Wilmington, N.C. as a project manager and black belt. A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.

Bell has a bachelor's of science degree from Norfolk State, and an MBA from Grantham University. Bell is the son of Shirley and Roosevelt Sunkins in Fairview and Robert Rainey of Laurel, Md. He is a 1991 graduate of Northampton High School.