The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers announced new leadership at its annual member meeting in Washington, DC. AHAM’s board filled two officer vacancy terms expiring in 2014 by approving first vice chair D. Jeffrey Noel, corporate vp/communications and public affairs, Whirlpool Corp., and second vice chair Manuel Cortez, senior vp/operations, Groupe SEB USA.
It also approved treasurer Melanie Cook, general manager, cooking products, GE Appliances. Continuing to serve as board chair is Paul Sikir, vp/design engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc.
Directors newly elected by the membership are: Patricia Bassett, vp/product development, Jarden Consumer Solutions, who will continue to serve as portable appliance division chair; Dochul Choi, senior vp/R&D, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who will continue as major appliance division chair; Steven Fraundorfer, vp/global operations, appliances division of Spectrum Brands; Joon So, vp/general manager, cold and home comfort products, Electrolux Home Products, and Mark Viken, vp/marketing, Sharp Electronics Corp.