AHAM Announces New Volunteer Leaders

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Association of Home Appliance 
Manufacturers (AHAM) announced its new association leaders at its annual 
member meeting "Scaling New Heights" in Washington, DC on April 30, 2013.  
Included are AHAM Officers and the Board of Directors. 
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AHAM's Board filled two officer vacancy terms expiring in 2014 by approving 
First Vice Chair D. Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and 
Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation; Second Vice Chair Manuel Cortez, Senior 
Vice President, Operations, Groupe SEB USA; and Treasurer Melanie K. Cook, 
General Manager, Cooking Products, GE Appliances.   Continuing to serve as 
Board Chair is Paul V. Sikir, Vice President of Design Engineering, Sub-Zero, 
Inc. 
Directors newly elected by the membership are: Patricia Bassett, Vice 
President, Product Development, Jarden Consumer Solutions, who will continue 
to serve as Portable Appliance Division Chair; Dochul Choi, Senior Vice 
President, R&D, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. who will continue as Major 
Appliance Division Chair; Melanie K. Cook, General Manager, Cooking Products, 
GE Appliances; Steven M. Fraundorfer, Vice President, Global Operations, 
Appliances Division of Spectrum Brands; Joon So, Vice President and General 
Manager, Cold and Home Comfort Products, Electrolux Home Products NA; and Mark 
Viken, Vice President, Marketing, Sharp Electronics Corporation.  The term of 
Ms. Bassett and Ms. Cook expire in 2016, the term of Mr. Viken expires in 
2015, and the terms of Dr. Choi, Mr. Fraundorfer and Mr. So expire in 2014. 
Re-elected to the Board of Directors with terms expiring in 2016 are: D. 
Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, 
Whirlpool Corporation; Paul V. Sikir, Vice President of Design Engineering, 
Sub-Zero, Inc.; and John I. Taylor, Vice President, Public Affairs & 
Communications, LG Electronics USA.  Re-elected with a term expiring in 2015 
is Jerry G. Ryder, Consultant Executive Management, InSinkErator Business 
Unit, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions. 
Members of the AHAM Board of Directors continuing to serve are: Mark J. 
Bissell, Chairman and CEO, BISSELL Inc. (Immediate Past Chair); Franz J. 
Bosshard, President & CEO Emeritus, Bosch Home Appliances Corporation; Jim 
Bowman, Fellow, Honeywell International, Inc. (Supplier Division Chair); 
Manuel Cortez, Senior Vice President, Operations, Groupe SEB USA; Winston S. 
Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc. (Ex officio director and Floor 
Care Division Chair); Debbie Mudway, Vice President, Marketing USA, Home 
Environment and Digital, Kaz, Inc.; Sue Stevenson, Vice President and General 
Manager, Electrolux Major Appliances Canada (AHAM Canada Council Chair); and 
Joseph M. McGuire, AHAM President. 
Former AHAM Board Chairs who continue to participate in AHAM Board meetings as 
Honorary Chairs-Active Status are:  Earl F. Jones, Senior Counsel, Regulatory 
Compliance, GE Appliances; Edward V. McAssey, III, COO, Lasko Products, Inc.; 
and Gordon L. Stauffer, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, AGA 
Marvel. 
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is a not-for-profit 
trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care 
home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM is headquartered in 
Washington, D.C. and maintains an office in Ottawa.   AHAM is the single voice 
providing the home appliance industry and its customers leadership, advocacy 
and a forum for action — developing and implementing credible solutions for 
public policy, standards and business decisions.  You can visit the AHAM web 
sites at http://www.aham.org or www.ahamcanada.ca. 
CONTACT: Jill Notini , t 202.872.5955 x318, jnotini@aham.org 
http://www.aham.org 
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