The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced the election of new association leaders at its recent annual member meeting in Ft. Myers, FL, U.S. Included are AHAM Officers, Board of Directors, and Division leaders.
AHAM’s newly elected Officers are Board Chair Jerry G. Ryder, president, InSinkErator, Emerson Electric Co.; First Vice Chair Mark J. Bissell, president and CEO, Bissell Inc.; Second Vice Chair Robert P. Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America; and Treasurer Mike L. Carpenter, president, Focus Electrics, LLC.
John Alexander, vice president and general manager, New Business and Innovation, Whirlpool Corp. was elected to the Board of Directors with a term expiring in 2010.
Re-elected members of the Board of Directors with terms expiring in 2011 are Gerald J. Lozinski, vice president, Global Product Development, Jarden Consumer Solutions; Gordon L. Stauffer, director, Special Projects, Northland-Marvel, an Aga Company; Mark J. Bissell, president and CEO, Bissell, Inc.; John R. Arganbright, vice president, Panasonic Home Appliance Sales, Panasonic Home Appliances Company of America; and Howard E. Buckles, senior associate general counsel, Electrolux North America, Inc.
Members of the AHAM Board of Directors continuing to serve include Earl F. Jones, senior counsel, GE Consumer and Industrial; Robert P. Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America; Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO, BSH Home Appliances Corp.; Edward V. McAssey, III, chief operating officer, Lasko Products, Inc.; Jerry G. Ryder, president, InSinkErator, Emerson Electric Co.; Liston P. Durden, senior vice president, Marketing, Viking Range Corp.; Donald E. Hoeschen, vice president, Sales, National Presto Industries, Inc.; John Herrington, president, Digital Appliances, LG Electronics USA, Inc.; Mike L. Carpenter, president, Focus Electrics, LLC; and Mark L. Balcunas, president, Invensys Controls- Americas and Asia Pacific.
The AHAM Board approved Division leaders for 2-year terms ending in 2010. In the Major Appliance Division, Paul V. Sikir, vice president of Design Engineering, Sub-Zero Wolf Inc. will serve as Board Chair and Jennifer Mintman, general manager, Dishwasher and Clothes Care, GE Consumer and Industrial will serve as Vice Chair.
In the Portable Appliance Division, Gary Feder, vice president, Marketing and Product Development, Hunter Fan Company will serve as Board Chair and Manuel Cortez, senior vice president, Operations, Groupe SEB, NA will serve as Vice Chair.
In the Floor Care Division, Scott Bolbock, senior director, Marketing, Electrolux Home Care Products, will serve as Board Chair and Winston S. Lindsay III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.
In the Supplier Division, Mark L. Balcunas, president, Invensys Controls- Americas and Asia Pacific was re-elected Board Chair and David P. Yundt, vice president and director, Stainless Products, Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc. was re-elected as Vice Chair.
Major Appliance Division Chair Paul Sikir, Portable Appliance Division Chair Gary Feder and Floor Care Division Chair Scott Bolbock will also serve as ex-officio members of the AHAM Board of Directors.