Claire Lewis, National Account Controller, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, has won the ‘Account Manager of the Year’ award at AO.com’s first ever supplier conference.
Claire has worked at Peterborough based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited – parent company to Whirlpool, Hotpoint, Indesit and KitchenAid – since 2014, and has proved herself to be a real asset to the commercial team. Previous to her role as Account Controller for AO.com, Claire looked after Dixons as an Account Manager.
“I am delighted to be recognised as AO.com’s ‘Account Manager of the Year’. Awards like this are not just a recognition of one person, as it takes a whole team to give a good impression. I’d like to thank colleagues in both customer and trade marketing, planning, logistics, as well as my team. We are all the face of Whirlpool UK and this is as much a reflection of you as it is me”, comments Claire.
Consumers can find major domestic appliances from Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit on AO.com, as well as small domestic appliances from KitchenAid. Each brand has its own dedicated section on the AO website, where consumers can familiarise themselves with the products and browse the various ranges.
Paul Whyte, Purchasing Director, AO.com, says: “Since working with AO, Claire has made some key, positive changes to the account, establishing great relationships with the buying team and beyond, plus recognising and demonstrating the AO values.”
1. Simon Exton, Trading Director, Consumer Electronics, AO and Claire Lewis, National Account Controller, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited
About Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited:
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited is managed by Whirlpool EMEA, part of Whirlpool Corporation, the global leader in manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. In 2016, Whirlpool Corporation generated annual revenue of $21 billion in annual sales, employs over 93,000 people with 70 centres of manufacturing and technology research worldwide. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Scholtès, Hotpoint, Indesit, and other big-name brands in over 170 countries. Whirlpool Corp.’s European Operations Centres are located in Pero (MI), Italy.
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, and is committed to encouraging householders to register their appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk
About Whirlpool Corporation:
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, Hotpoint and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
In Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) it has approximately 22,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and manufacturing sites in seven countries. Whirlpool EMEA is an operating segment of Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool Corp.’s EMEA Headquarters are located in Pero (MI), Italy. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com or find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Medium.
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22nd November 2018