BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – March 15, 2013 – Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today the appointment of Esther Berrozpe as president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and to the company’s Executive Committee. Berrozpe is currently vice president of European markets for the company’s EMEA region.
“Esther is a proven global leader at Whirlpool Corporation. Her experience in both Europe and North America is strong, and she is well-suited to lead our European business,” said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation.
She replaces Jose Drummond, who will return to Brazil for personal reasons and continue his role of president, Whirlpool S.A. Brazil board of directors, until year-end.
Berrozpe became vice president of European Markets, EMEA, in August 2012. Prior to this role, she was vice president, Brand and Product, North America Region (NAR). Berrozpe joined Whirlpool Corporation in June 2000 and held various trade marketing, product and brand leadership roles of increasing accountability in Europe and in North America. Berrozpe holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Deusto University in Spain. She also studied Economics and International Business at Università degli Studi di Bergamo in Italy.
Berrozpe’s new role will be effective May 1, 2013.
Image: Esther Berrozpe as president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and to the company’s Executive Committee
About Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA):
With around 11,500 employees, a sales presence in over 30 European countries and manufacturing sites in six countries, Whirlpool EMEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. The world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation had annual sales in 2012 of $18.1 billion, 68,000 employees, and 67 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. Whirlpool’s European Operations’ Center is located in Comerio (VA), Italy. For further information on the company, please visit the Web Site www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
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