Maytag Announces Organizational Changes
Nov 16, 2005
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Appliance maker Maytag Corporation announced two key organizational changes to its Maytag Appliances Business Unit and Maytag Services.

Maytag promoted Arthur B. Learmonth, president of Maytag Services business unit, to acting president for Maytag Appliances business unit. Learmonth will lead Maytag's largest business unit, which manufactures major and floor care appliances sold in North America.

Learmonth joined Maytag Appliances in 1997 as vice president, Manufacturing and Engineering. He was promoted to senior vice president, Supply Chain in 2003 and then assumed his most recent position at Maytag Services in 2004.

Additionally, David R. McConnaughey, vice president, Maytag All-Brand Service in Maytag Services, was promoted to the position of acting president, Maytag Services, replacing Learmonth. Maytag Services provides repair and maintenance to Maytag brand appliances and other major appliance brands.

Both Learmonth and McConnaughey will report directly to Ralph F. Hake, Maytag chairman and CEO.

Hake said, "Art Learmonth is a talented and proven executive who brings a wealth of operations experience from his 35-year career working in manufacturing and supply chain positions. His skills will be invaluable as we manage through our restructuring initiatives. During his tenure with Maytag Services, Art and his team have grown the business, experiencing double-digit revenue increases during the last six quarters. We are pleased that Art will lead the Appliances organization."

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