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AHAM Announces New Leadership

Wednesday May 7th, 2014 - 10:55AM

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced new association leaders at its annual member meeting on May 4th.

The AHAM Board-approved officers who will serve terms expiring in 2016 are Board Chair D. Jeffrey Noel, corporate vp/communications & public affairs, Whirlpool Corporation; First Vice Chair Manual Cortez, senior vp/operations, Groupe SEB USA; Second Vice Chair Melanie Cook, GM sourcing, GE Appliances; and Treasurer John I. Taylor, vp/public affairs & communications, LG Electronics USA.

Newly elected directors include Michael Ballard, director: Appliance and Internet of Things Business Units, Microchip Technology (term coincident with serving as Chair of the Supplier Division); Warner Doell, vp/sales & marketing, Digital Appliance Business, Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. (term coincident with serving as Chair of the AHAM Canada Council) and Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc.

Re-elected directors with terms expiring in 2017 are Dochul Choi, senior vp/R&D, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Steven Fraundorfer, senior vp/general manager-Global Appliances, Spectrum Brands, Inc.; and Joon So, vp/general manager, Cold and Home Comfort Products, Electrolux Home Products, NA.

Directors continuing to serve are: Patricia Bassett, vp/product development, Jarden Consumer Solutions; Franz J. Bosshard, president & CEO Emeritus, BSH Home Appliances Corporation; Melanie Cook, GM/Sourcing, GE Appliances; Manuel Cortez, senior vp/operations, Groupe SEB USA; Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc.; Debbie Mudway, vp/marketing USA, Home Environment & Digital, Kaz, Inc.; D. Jeffrey Noel, corporate vp/communications & public affairs, Whirlpool Corporation; Paul V. Sikir, vp/design engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc. (Immediate Past Chair); John I. Taylor, vp/public Affairs & communications, LG Electronics USA; Jerry G. Ryder, consultant executive management, InSinkErator Business Unit, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions; Mark Viken, vp/marketing, Sharp Electronics Corporation; and Joseph M. McGuire, president, AHAM.

The AHAM Board also approved division leaders for two year terms ending in 2016. In the Floor Care Division, Steve Polinski, senior manager Regulatory Affairs, Miele, Inc. will serve as Board Chair and Ken Lee, director global standards, Bissell, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Major Appliance Division, George Hawranko, senior associate general counsel, Electrolux Home Products NA will serve as Board Chair and David Lingrey, vp/engineering, Friedrich Air Conditioning Company will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Portable Appliance Division, Kevin Sullivan, CTO, Keurig Green Mountain will serve as Board Chair and Herman Pihtrad, president of U.S. Operations, Blueair, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.

In the Supplier Division, Helen Walter-Terrinoni, global business and marketing manager, Foam Expansion Agents, DuPont Company will serve as Vice Chair.