Jack Truong was named the new president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America and an executive vice president of AB Electrolux, succeeding Kevin Scott, who will leave Electrolux after eight years with the company.
Truong will report to Electrolux President and CEO Keith McLoughlin and will be a member of Group Management. Truong previously held the position of vice president and general manager, Global Construction and Home Improvement Division of 3M Company.
Jack Truong has held this most recent role since 2009. His 22-year career with 3M included several senior management positions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Truong, born in 1962, holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Kevin Scott joined Electrolux in 2003 as vice president and general manager of the Consumer Services Group in Major Appliances North America. He transitioned in 2006 to vice president and general manager of the refrigeration business. Scott was responsible for the establishment of the group’s largest refrigerator factory in Mexico and was instrumental in the launch of the Electrolux brand in North America. In 2009, Scott was appointed president and CEO of Major Appliances North America and an executive vice president of AB Electrolux.
“We are pleased to welcome Jack Truong to Electrolux. At 3M he demonstrated the ability to accelerate growth by applying innovative technologies and marketing to meet the ever-changing consumers’ needs. His experience and track record will be crucial in helping to ensure our long-term growth with an intense focus on strong brands, high-impact new products and cost efficiency – all of which are key elements of the Electrolux strategy,” said Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux President and CEO. “We also want to thank Kevin Scott for his important contributions to Electrolux. He has strengthened our business and our team in North America, and has successfully pursued our efforts to more effectively operate as a single company within the region.”
The changes take effect Aug. 1, 2011.
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