Posted 21st January

Whirlpool Corporation names new EMEA president

By KBBDaily on 21st January 2019 - 13:09pm
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Whirlpool Corporation has appointed Gilles Morel, pictured, as executive vice president and president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa – EMEA – region.

Morel – who is currently northern and central Europe CEO at Savencia Fromage & Dairy – has more than 25 years of experience within consumer goods, working in the sales, operations, marketing, manufacturer, research and development, and procurement sectors.

His new role – which starts on the 1st April 2019 – will see Morel head up Whirlpool Corporation’s Milan-based EMEA division, which has around 22,000 employees and 14 manufacturing sites across seven countries.

“Gilles brings strong leadership skills, exceptional P&L ownership and a very good understanding of the European marketplace to our EMEA team,” said chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer. “We look forward to seeing our EMEA business return to profitability and long-term value creation under his leadership.”

Morel added: “There is an abundance of talent along with great products and brands within Whirlpool EMEA and I look forward to building on the great work already in place. The industry throughout the EMEA region remains strong and I am fully committed to ensuring that we continue to lead and remain at the forefront of meaningful innovation.”


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