Stefano Marzano, Chief Design Officer of appliance giant AB Electrolux, will retire at the end of 2013. He will remain available to Electrolux in a consulting role.
"Stefano has accomplished many of the objectives we defined when he joined Electrolux after a distinguished 40-year career in design," said Keith McLoughlin, President and CEO. "He has created a structured and strategic global design function and developed the contribution of design in product development. We will now leverage these achievements operationally to execute our innovation strategy and drive profitable growth."
"I am proud to have been given this opportunity near the end of my career and look forward with great interest to seeing the further implementation and development of Electrolux' design," Marzano said.
Electrolux' strategy is to develop consumer relevant products and solutions at a fast pace through close cooperation between the company's R&D, Marketing, and Design functions--known as the Innovation Triangle.
The planning process to appoint a new head of design will now be initiated.
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