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AHAM Names New Volunteer Leaders
May 6, 2014
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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced new association leaders at its annual member meeting in Boca Raton, FL on May 4, 2014. Included are AHAM officers, the board of directors and division leaders.

AHAM officers who will serve terms expiring in 2016 are:
• Board Chair D. Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation
• First Vice Chair Manual Cortez, Senior Vice President, Operations, Groupe SEB USA
• Second Vice Chair Melanie Cook, GM Sourcing, GE Appliances
• Treasurer John I. Taylor, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, LG Electronics USA

Newly-elected directors include:
• Michael Ballard, Director: Appliance and Internet of Things Business Units, Microchip Technology (term coincident with serving as Chair of the Supplier Division)
• Warner Doell, VP Sales & Marketing, Digital Appliance Business, Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. (term coincident with serving as Chair of the AHAM Canada Council)
• Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc.

Re-elected Directors with terms expiring in 2017 are:
• Dochul Choi, Senior Vice President, R&D, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
• Steven Fraundorfer, Senior Vice President & General Manager-Global Appliances, Spectrum Brands, Inc.
• Joon So, Vice President & General Manager, Cold and Home Comfort Products, Electrolux Home Products, NA

Directors continuing to serve are:
• Patricia Bassett, VP, Product Development, Jarden Consumer Solutions
• Franz J. Bosshard, President & CEO Emeritus, BSH Home Appliances Corporation
• Melanie Cook, General Manager, Sourcing, GE Appliances
• Manuel Cortez, Senior Vice President, Operations, Groupe SEB USA
• Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc.
• Debbie Mudway, VP Marketing USA, Home Environment & Digital, Kaz, Inc.
• D. Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation
• Paul V. Sikir, Vice President of Design Engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc. (Immediate Past Chair)
• John I. Taylor, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, LG Electronics USA
• Jerry G. Ryder, Consultant Executive Management, InSinkErator Business Unit, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions
• Mark Viken, Vice President, Marketing, Sharp Electronics Corporation; and Joseph M. McGuire, President, AHAM

The AHAM Board also approved division leaders for two year terms ending in 2016.

Floor Care Division:
• Steve Polinski, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Miele, Inc. will serve as Board Chair
• Ken Lee, Director Global Standards, BISSELL, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.

Major Appliance Division:
• George Hawranko, Senior Associate General Counsel, Electrolux Home Products NA will serve as Board Chair
• David Lingrey, VP Engineering, Friedrich Air Conditioning Company will serve as Vice Chair

Portable Appliance Division:
• Kevin Sullivan, CTO, Keurig Green Mountain will serve as Board Chair
• Herman Pihtrad, President of U.S. Operations, Blueair, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair

Supplier Division:
• Helen Walter-Terrinoni, Global Business and Marketing Manager, Foam Expansion Agents, DuPont Company will serve as Vice Chair

Regular Member Division Chairs also serve as ex officio members of AHAM’s Board of Directors.

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