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

SOURCE: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

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