Fandozzi Joins Whirlpool as Vice President, Cleaning

Whirlpool Corporation announced today that Ann Fandozzi has joined the company as vice president, cleaning. Fandozzi will report to Tim Yaggi, executive vice president, North America Region (NAR) Market Operations.

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Fandozzi joins Whirlpool from DaimlerChrysler Corporation. She will have overall accountability for driving profitable growth across the Cleaning category portfolio which includes dishwashers, compactors and sinks. Her appointment is effective immediately.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Ann to Whirlpool," Yaggi said. "I am confident that her deep knowledge of branded consumer products coupled with her proven track record of delivering innovative products and strong business results will help drive the Cleaning category to the next level."

David Swift, president, Whirlpool North America added, "We are thrilled to welcome a leader of Ann's caliber to the North America Region senior leadership team. Her strong technology background and success with bringing consumer-focused products to market, with both DaimlerChrysler and Ford Motor Company, make her the ideal leader for our Cleaning business."

Fandozzi joins Whirlpool from DaimlerChrysler where she led global product marketing, development and strategy for Family Vehicles worldwide. Prior to that, she served as general manager, Product Planning responsible for overall product development within a multi-brand, multi-platform strategy. Fandozzi also held positions of increasing responsibility at Ford Motor Company. Earlier in her career, she gained significant experience in consumer marketing, product development and engineering at both McKinsey & Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Fandozzi holds a master of business administration (MBA) in Marketing and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; a master of systems engineering (MSE) from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania; and bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion, more than 73,000 employees, and more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at

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