AHAM Announces New Leadership

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced the election of new association leaders at its annual member meeting “Strategies for the Future” in Naples, FL on April 24, 2012.  Included are AHAM Officers, the Board of Directors and division leaders.

AHAM’s newly elected Officers serving two year terms expiring in 2014 are Board Chair Robert P. Scaglione, chief marketing officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation; First Vice Chair Paul V. Sikir, vp/design engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc.; and Second Vice Chair and Treasurer Jennifer Mintman, gm/consumer home services, GE Appliances.

New Directors elected by regular members include Jim Bowman, senior principal engineer, Honeywell International, Inc.; Manuel Cortez, senior vp/operations & IT, Groupe SEB USA; Jennifer Mintman, gm/consumer home services, GE Appliances;  Deborah Mudway, vp/marketing USA, home environment and digital Kaz, Inc.; and D. Jeffrey Noel, corporate vp/communications and public affairs, Whirlpool Corporation.

Re-elected members of the Board of Directors are Franz J. Bosshard, president & CEO Emeritus, Bosch Home Appliances Corporation; Jerry G. Ryder, Chairman, InSinkErator Business Unit, Emerson Electric Co.; and Robert P. Scaglione, chief marketing officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation.

Members of the AHAM Board of Directors continuing to serve include David Becker, vp/strategy, Viking Range Corporation; Mark J. Bissell, Chairman and CEO, BISSELL Inc. (Immediate Past Chair); Drew Fiorenza, vp/general manager, NA Appliances & Global Vice President, personal care consumables, Spectrum Brands; Donald E. Hoeschen, vp/sales, National Presto Industries, Inc.; Paul V. Sikir, vp/design engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc.; John I. Taylor, vp/government relations & communications, LG Electronics USA; Thomas Vining, vp/engineering, Electrolux Home Products NA; and Joseph M. McGuire, AHAM president.

The AHAM Board approved division leaders for two-year terms ending in 2014. In the Floor Care Division, Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc. will serve as Board Chair and Steve Polinski, senior manager Regulatory Affairs, Miele, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Major Appliance Division, Dochul Choi, senior vp/R&D, Samsung Electronics, will serve as Board Chair and George Hawranko, Senior associate general counsel, Electrolux Home Products NA, will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Portable Appliance Division, Patricia Bassett, vp/product development– global appliances, Jarden Consumer Solutions will serve as Board Chair and Kevin Sullivan, vp/R&D, Keurig – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Supplier Division, Jim Bowman, senior principal engineer, Honeywell International, Inc. will serve as Chair and Michael Ballard, divisional director, Home Appliance Group, Microchip Technology International, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.


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