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SOURCE Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced new association leaders at its annual member meeting "Delivering Member Value" in Boca Raton, FL on May 4, 2014.  Included are AHAM Officers, the Board of Directors and division leaders.

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The AHAM Board-approved 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; and 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) and 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.; and 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. In the Floor Care Division, Steve Polinski, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Miele, Inc. will serve as Board Chair and Ken Lee, Director Global Standards, BISSELL, Inc. will serve as Vice Chair.

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

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

In the 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.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers of major and portable home appliances, floor care appliances and suppliers to the industry with headquarters in Washington, DC and an office in Ottawa, ON. You can visit the AHAM web site at http://www.aham.org.

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