Floor care appliances OEM Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. appointed Dr. Roy Chi Ping Chung JP as vice chairman of TTI, effective April 18, 2007. Dr. Chung will continue in his capacity as an executive director of TTI. Dr. Chung is a co-founder of TTI and has been managing director since 1985. He is responsible for the corporate and business management of the group. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor by the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 2006.
TTI acquired the Hoover floor care business from Whirlpool Corporation in early 2007. Its floor care brand portfolio already included established U.S. brands Dirt Devil and Royal, as well as global brand Vax. The company is a major supplier of Kenmore floor care appliances to retailer Sears. TTI's power tools business includes brands such as Milwaukee®, AEG® and Ridgid®.
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