People: Whirlpool Corp (WHR)

WHR on New York Consolidated

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30 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeff Fettig

57 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Larry Venturelli

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Todman

56 2010 President of Whirlpool International, Director

Marc Bitzer

49 2010 President, Whirlpool North America and EMEA

Joseph Liotine

2013 President - U.S. Operations

Esther Berrozpe

44 2013 Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool EMEA

Joao Brega

50 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool Latin America

David Szczupak

58 2008 Executive Vice President - Global Product Organization

Michael Johnston

66 2003 Presiding Independent Director

Samuel Allen

60 2010 Independent Director

Gary DiCamillo

62 1997 Independent Director

Diane Dietz

48 2013 Independent Director

Geraldine Elliott

57 2014 Independent Director

William Kerr

72 2006 Independent Director

John Liu

45 2010 Independent Director

Harish Manwani

61 2011 Independent Director

William Perez

66 2009 Independent Director

Michael White

62 2004 Independent Director

Joe Lovechio

Senior Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jeff Fettig

Mr. Jeff M. Fettig is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. He has served as a director since 1999. Mr. Fettig has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool since 2004 after holding other positions of increasing responsibility since 1981. Mr. Fettig is also a director of The Dow Chemical Company (since 2003).

Larry Venturelli

Mr. Larry M. Venturelli is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation., effective January 16, 2012. He joined Whirlpool as assistant corporate controller in 2002. He was promoted to vice president, Investor Relations in 2004; to vice president, controller and chief accounting officer in 2006; and to vice president and chief financial officer for Whirlpool Corporation's North America Region in 2008. He was named senior vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer and chief financial officer for Whirlpool International in 2010. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Venturelli held various financial positions at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Campbell Soup Company and Quaker Oats. He earned a master's degree in management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business and a bachelor's degree in accounting from DePaul University.

Michael Todman

Mr. Michael A.Todman is President of Whirlpool International, Director of Whirlpool Corporation. He has served as a director since 2006. Mr. Todman has been President, Whirlpool International since January 2010 after holding other positions of increasing responsibility since 1993. Mr. Todman is also a director of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (since 2007).

Marc Bitzer

Mr. Marc R. Bitzer, Ph.D., is President, Whirlpool North America and EMEA of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Bitzer had been appointed as President, U.S. Operations of Whirlpool Corporation, effective January 1, 2009. Prior to this assignment, he served as President, Whirlpool Europe, beginning in January, 2006. Mr. Bitzer joined Whirlpool Europe in 1999 as Vice President, Baucknecht brand group and subsequently became Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. Before joining Whirlpool Europe, Mr. Bitzer worked since 1991 for the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Toronto, and was named Vice President in 1999. Mr. Bitzer earned both his MBA and doctorate from the St. Gallen Graduate School of Business, Economics and Law in Switzerland.

Joseph Liotine

Mr. Joseph T. Liotine has been appointed as the Executive Vice President, President - North America of Whirlpool Corporation., effective November 1, 2014. He was President - U.S. Operations of Whirlpool Corporation., effective December 1, 2013. Liotine began his career with Whirlpool in 2004 as a Finance Manager. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, strategy and operations, sales, brands and product categories. He is currently VP Marketing North American region, responsible for the product category and brand teams' performance. Liotine earned a BA in Finance from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Esther Berrozpe

Ms. Esther M. Berrozpe is Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool EMEA of Whirlpool Corporation. Ms. Berrozpe was named president of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation on May 1, 2013. Previously, she was vice president European Markets for Whirlpool EMEA. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Berrozpe held posts with Wella Group in Spain, Sara Lee and Paglieri in Italy. She joined Whirlpool EMEA in 2000. At Whirlpool, Berrozpe has held a number of positions of increasing scope and responsibility, starting in Spain as marketing director, then moving on to Italy and the United States, where she was vice president brands and products prior to returning to Europe 2012. Ms. Berrozpe holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto University in Spain. Through the Erasmus program she also attended courses in Economics and International Business at the University of Bergamo, in Italy.

Joao Brega

Mr. Joao Carlos Brega is Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool Latin America of Whirlpool Corporation., since March 15, 2012. He became president, Embraco, in 2009. Previously, he was president, Whirlpool Mexico and Canada. Prior to this role, he was chief financial officer for Whirlpool Latin America. Brega joined Whirlpool in 1995 and served as operations director for Argentina and Chile, and finance director for North America and Latin America. Prior to Whirlpool, he worked for Sharp for Brazil.

David Szczupak

Mr. David T. Szczupak is Executive Vice President - Global Product Organization of Whirlpool Corporation. He provides overall leadership for the company's product businesses and strategic sourcing. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Szczupak served as Chief Operating Officer of Dura Automotive Systems in Rochester Hills, Michigan. While at Dura, he provided strategic direction for product development, purchasing, manufacturing and product quality. Before joining Dura in 2006, he worked for Ford Motor Company for 22 years, where he held a variety of leadership roles. Mr. Szczupak also worked for Jaguar Cars for five years before it was acquired by Ford in 1990. Mr. Szczupak has a Master's degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Michael Johnston

Mr. Michael F. Johnston is Presiding Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Johnston has served as a director since 2003. Mr. Johnston retired from Visteon Corporation, an automotive components supplier, in 2008. At Visteon, he served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer at various times since 2000. In May 2009, Visteon filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Before joining Visteon, Mr. Johnston held various positions in the automotive and building services industry. Mr. Johnston is also a director of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (since 2010) and Dover Corporation (since 2013), and previously served as a director of Flowserve Corporation (1997-2013).

Samuel Allen

Mr. Samuel R. Allen is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Allen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Co., a farm machinery and equipment company, since February 2010, and a director since June 2009. Mr. Allen joined Deere & Co. in 1975 and since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility.

Gary DiCamillo

Mr. Gary T. DiCamillo is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. DiCamillo has served as a director since 1997. Mr. DiCamillo has been a Partner at Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, a turnaround, restructuring, and strategic advisory firm, since January 2010. Prior to joining Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, Mr. DiCamillo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Resourcing (formerly known as RADIA International), a professional and commercial staffing company, from 2002 until August 2009. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. DiCamillo served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polaroid Corporation. Mr. DiCamillo is a director of Pella Corporation (1993 to 2007, and 2010 to present), The Sheridan Group, Inc. (since 1989), and previously served as a director, as well as Lead Director, of 3Com Corporation (2000 to 2010).

Diane Dietz

Ms. Diane M. Dietz is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. She has served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Safeway, since 2008, where she oversees the company's marketing, merchandising, manufacturing and distribution organizations. She joined Safeway from The Procter and Gamble Company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, including as vice president and general manager of the Oral Care business. Dietz holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics from Northern Illinois University.

Geraldine Elliott

Ms. Geraldine T. Elliott is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. She was appointed executive vice president and chief customer officer of Juniper Networks in 2013, after prior roles as executive vice president and chief sales officer, and as executive vice president of strategic alliances. In January 2014, Elliott announced her personal decision to retire from Juniper, effective later in the year. In her current role, she drives the strategic and operational objectives for the company's global marketing, sales, systems engineering, advanced technologies, channel partners, field operations and customer service and support organizations. Elliott joined Juniper in 2009 from Microsoft Corporation, where she held a series of senior executive positions, including as corporate vice president of the company's Worldwide Public Sector organization. Prior to joining Microsoft, Elliott spent 22 years at IBM Corporation, where she held executive and management positions in strategy development, services and consulting, product management and sales leadership. Elliott holds a bachelor's degree in International Politics from New York University. She serves on the advisory boards for Catalyst and the Center for Executive Women Senior Leadership Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

William Kerr

Mr. William T. Kerr is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Kerr has served as a director since 2006 after serving eight years on the board of Maytag Corporation. Mr. Kerr is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Arbitron, Inc., a media and marketing services company, a position he held from January 2010 until his retirement in January 2013, and was a director of Arbitron from 2007 until 2013. From January 1998 to January 2010, Mr. Kerr was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a diversified media company, and since 1991 held various other positions at Meredith, including Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer, and was a director of Meredith from 1994 to February 2010. Mr. Kerr is also a director of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (since 2006), and previously served as a director of The Principal Financial Group (2001 to 2010), and Storage Technology Corporation (1998 to 2005).

John Liu

Mr. John D. Liu is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Liu has has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Liu has been the Chief Executive Officer of Essex Equity Management, a financial services company, and Managing Partner of Richmond Hill Investments, an investment management firm, since March 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Liu was employed for 12 years by Greenhill & Co. Inc., a global investment banking firm, in positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Financial Officer.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation., since August 15, 2011. Mr. Manwani is the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever, a global consumer product brands company, a position he was appointed to in September 2011. Mr. Manwani joined Hindustan Lever (HUL) in 1976, becoming a member of the HUL board in 1995, and since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility in Unilever which have given him wide ranging international marketing and general management experience. He is also non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited. Mr. Manwani is also a director of Pearson plc and is a director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore. Mr. Manwani also previously served as a director of ING Group (2008 to 2010). He has also served on the boards of various other external bodies.

William Perez

Mr. William D. Perez is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Perez has served as a director since 2009. Mr. Perez has been a Senior Advisor to Greenhill & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, since January 2010. Prior to joining Greenhill & Co., Inc., Mr. Perez was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company from 2006 to 2008, and President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Nike, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, after spending 34 years at S.C. Johnson at various positions, including Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Perez is also a director of Johnson & Johnson (since 2007) and previously served as a director of Kellogg Company (2000 to 2006) and Campbell Soup Company (2009 to 2012).

Michael White

Mr. Michael D. White is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. White has served as a director since 2004. Mr. White has been President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, a provider of digital television entertainment services, since January 2010, Chairman of the Board since June 2010, and a director since November 2009. From February 2003 until December 2009, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International and Vice Chairman, PepsiCo, Inc. after holding positions of increasing importance with PepsiCo since 1990.

Joe Lovechio

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