AHAM APPROVES NEW VOLUNTEER LEADERS
WASHINGTON, DC (April 25, 2016) — The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced new association leaders at its annual member meeting, “Digital Destinations,” held April 22-23 in Naples, Fla. Included are AHAM Officers, the Board of Directors and division leaders.
The AHAM Board-approved officers who will serve terms expiring in 2018 are Board Chair Melanie Cook, General Manager, Sourcing, GE Appliances; First Vice Chair John Taylor, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, LG Electronics USA, Inc.; Second Vice Chair Pat Bassett, Vice President, New Product Development and Innovation, Jarden Consumer Solutions; Treasurer Joon So, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cold and Home Comfort Products, Electrolux Major Appliances, North America; Immediate Past Chair D. Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation.
Newly elected Directors, with terms expiring in 2018, are David Coffey, General Manager, InSinkErator (Canada), Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions (Canada Council Chair); Steve Polinski, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Miele, Inc. and Helen Walter-Terrinoni, Global Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, Chemours, Inc. (Supplier Division Chair).
Directors continuing to serve with terms expiring in 2017 are Dochul Choi, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Steven Fraundorfer, Senior Vice President and General Manager-Global Batteries and Appliances, Spectrum Brands, Inc.; Winston Lindsay, III, CEO, Lindsay Manufacturing, Inc.; and Joon So, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cold and Home Comfort Products, Electrolux Major Appliances, North America. Continuing to serve with a term expiring in 2018 is Manfred Staebler, Vice President, Government Affairs, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (Major Appliance Division Chair);
Directors re-elected to terms expiring in 2019 are Pat Bassett, Vice President, Global New Product Development and Innovation, Jarden Customer Solutions; Melanie Cook, General Manager, Sourcing, GE Appliances; D. Jeffrey Noel, Corporate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation; Paul Sikir, Vice President of Design Engineering, Sub-Zero, Inc.; and John Taylor, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, LG Electronics USA, Inc.
Serving as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors for terms expiring in 2018 are Ken Lee, Director, Global Product Standards and Claims, BISSELL, Inc. (Floor Care Division Chair); and Steve VerStrat, Regulatory Policy Director, Amway, Corp. (Portable Appliance Division Chair).
Honorary Chairs with active status are Earl Jones, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Industry Relations, GE Appliances; and Ex McAssey, III, Chief Operating Officer, Lasko Products, Inc.
Newly appointed Division Vice Chairs are Andy Doberstein, Vice President, Engineering and Operations, U-Line (Major Appliance Division); Lenore Kaplan, Competitor Intelligence Manager, Dyson (Floor Care Division); and Alex Dudal, Market Development Manager, Eastman Chemical Company (Supplier Division).
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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the trade association representing manufacturers
of major, portable and floor care home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM is headquartered in
Washington, D.C. and maintains an office in Ottawa. AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance
industry and its customers leadership, advocacy and a forum for action — developing and implementing credible
solutions for public policy, standards and business decisions. You can visit AHAM’s web sites at