BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman and CEO today announced the promotion of Joseph T. Liotine to the position of Executive Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation, and President North America, reporting to Marc Bitzer.
In his new role as President, North America Region and Executive Vice President Joseph Liotine will lead all North American Operations. "Joe is well positioned to expand his leadership responsibilities throughout North America to achieve results in line with our strategic growth priorities," said Fettig.
"Joe has proven himself a strong leader with an ability to drive profitable growth," said Marc Bitzer, Vice Chairman. "He brings a vast array of experiences including sales and marketing, and he understands what it takes to create opportunity in each of the markets that comprise the important North America Region."
Liotine began his career at Whirlpool Corporation in 2004 and was appointed President of U.S. Operations and joined the company's Executive Committee in November, 2013. Previous to this assignment, he was Vice President of Marketing for the North America region. He has held a variety of leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager of Whirlpool Canada, and General Manager Key Account Sales for the U.S.
Prior to joining Whirlpool Corporation, Joe held positions within Quaker Oats and PepsiCo. He holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and a master's degree in business administration from the Booth School of the University of Chicago.
Liotine's promotion is effective November 1, 2014.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters most. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
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