AHAM Chair

Melanie K. Cook

Melanie K. Cook, Chief Operating Officer, GE Appliances, a Haier company

Melanie Cook is the Chief Operating Officer of GE Appliances, a Haier company, and is part of the GE Appliances Executive Council. She is responsible for end-to-end operating mechanisms, operational excellence, competitiveness and Information Technology to align with overall business objectives.

Melanie has 22 years of GE experience in data warehousing, auditing, new product growth and sourcing. Some of Melanie’s past positions include Executive Audit Manager for GE Capital Europe; President, Azdel Inc.; Global Market Director for the Transportation segment at GE Plastics; General Manager, Industrial Communications at GE Energy and General Manager, Cooking Products at GE Appliances. She was most recently Vice President, Sourcing, at GE Appliances.

In her previous role at GE Appliances, Melanie led the Sourcing team, where she was responsible for the global procurement of all sourced finished goods, direct and indirect materials, and affiliates.

Melanie serves as a Trustee on the board of Family Scholar House, whose mission is to end the cycle of poverty through education in the community, and is the current Chair for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). She is also on the Board of Directors for Mabe, a leading appliance manufacturer based in Mexico.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a specialty in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida.

Melanie and her husband, a GE alum, have two children and reside in Louisville, Kentucky.