Whirlpool Corp. named Esther Berrozpe (pictured) to be president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and to the company's Executive Committee. Berrozpe is currently vice president of European markets for the company's EMEA region.
"Esther is a proven global leader at Whirlpool Corporation. Her experience in both Europe and North America is strong, and she is well-suited to lead our European business," said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO.
She replaces Jose Drummond, who will return to Brazil for personal reasons and continue his role of president, Whirlpool S.A. Brazil board of directors, until year-end.
Berrozpe became vice president of European markets, EMEA, in August 2012. Prior to that she was vice president, Brand and Product, North America Region.
Berrozpe joined Whirlpool Corporation in June 2000 and has held various trade marketing, product, and brand leadership roles in Europe and in North America. Berrozpe has a bachelor's and master's degree from Deusto University in Spain. She also studied Economics and International Business at Universita degli Studi Bergamo in Italy.
Berrozpe's new role will be effective May 1, 2013.
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