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.
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,
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
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.
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