Whirlpool Corp. announced the retirement of executive vice president and chief technology officer Mike Thieneman, effective June 30, 2008. The company plans to name a successor at a later date.
Thieneman was named executive vice president and chief technology officer in June 2000. He joined the company in 1977 as a project engineer. He held a variety of leadership positions, including president and chief executive officer of Inglis Limited (now known as Whirlpool Canada); president of Whirlpool Compressor Operations in Riva di Chieri, Italy; and, corporate vice president, Global Procurement Operations. In October 1997, he was named executive vice president, North American Region.
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