Chris Bissig, IDSA

Chris Bissig, IDSA
Manager, Concept and Brand Development
GE Appliances

Chris Bissig, IDSA, joined GE Appliances in 2000 as an industrial designer leading design development for refrigeration platforms.  In 2011, he was promoted to manager, concept and brand development0—leading the group responsible for VBL initiatives and building advanced concepts for the business. Bissig also leads user interface design for the GE Appliance team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Purdue University.

Improving Healthcare Begins in the Kitchen

With more than two-thirds of the total cost of healthcare in the United States driven by unhealthful behavior, one of the key decisions we can make to reduce these costs and improve long-term wellness is eating well. In early 2015, the GE Appliances design team began exploring the intersection of kitchen design, smart appliances and internet-connected services to promote health and wellness through better nutrition. Working with home builders, health providers, food growers and grocery delivery services, GE Appliances is trying to understand how to create a more holistic meal preparation system. Chris Bissig, IDSA—manager, concept and brand development at GE Appliances—will share the journey so far.