Whirlpool Company Names Pamela Klyn Senior Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability


BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Whirlpool Company (NYSE: WHR) introduced right now that Pamela Klyn, Vice President – World Product Group, has been named Senior Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability efficient January 1, 2022. Klyn will be a part of the Govt Management group and report on to Chairman and CEO, Marc Bitzer.

In her new function, Klyn will leverage her in depth product information and international expertise to advance the corporate’s sustainability targets. She is going to information all communications for the corporate and take a management function in authorities relations at a time during which house equipment innovation is more and more impacted by the regulatory panorama.

Klyn succeeds present Company Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, D. Jeffrey Noel, who has introduced his lengthy deliberate intention to retire in mid-2022 following practically 18 years on the firm. Noel will work with Klyn over the primary half of 2022 to make sure a clean transition.

“Pam has been an impressive chief at Whirlpool. She brings not solely a powerful technical understanding of the merchandise and the kinds of purposeful innovation that exceed our buyer’s expectations, but in addition a dedication to bettering the communities round her,” mentioned Marc Bitzer, Chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Company. “I am assured in her skill to carry that distinctive mixture of product information and group dedication to assist enhance life for all of our stakeholders, whether or not within the house, inside their neighborhoods or in defending our planet.”

Bitzer continued, “Jeff has been a key chief for Whirlpool, serving as a powerful advocate of constructing a values-based tradition during which the individuals of the group are dedicated to bettering life at house. He has been concerned in main a large number of vital points confronted by the corporate and at all times introduced an enthusiastic and private strategy to all the pieces he did.”

As a part of the transition, Eleanor Reece has been named Vice President of World Communications. Reece joined the corporate in 2019 as Senior Director of World Communications after serving throughout varied communications and authorities relations roles within the non-public sector, together with with Basic Motors, CNN Worldwide, and consulting for different industries. “Eleanor has made a powerful affect since becoming a member of Whirlpool. The function of the worldwide communications group continues to develop and I stay up for her continued contributions as she works alongside Pam to advance our firm imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Bitzer.

Klyn was employed into Whirlpool Company’s Technical Excellence Program in 1993 after graduating from Michigan Technological College with a Bachelor’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. She earned a Grasp’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Michigan in 1995. Throughout her time with the corporate, Klyn has held advancing roles in engineering, product growth, international innovation, and advertising. From 2013 to 2015, she lived in Italy and served because the Vice President of Merchandise & Manufacturers for Whirlpool EMEA. She is presently a Vice President within the firm’s World Product Group. On this function, she is accountable for all of Whirlpool Company’s Washer, Dryer, and Business Laundry platforms globally, together with the corporate’s long-term technique to drive worthwhile development throughout all areas.

Klyn is presently a Board member for the Boys & Women Golf equipment of Benton Harbor and a Trustee for the Whirlpool Basis. She serves on the Michigan Technological College Exterior Advisory Board for the Dean of Engineering and on the Board of Administrators for Patrick Industries.

Noel was appointed to his present function in 2004. Throughout Noel’s tenure, he has been a visual chief in representing the corporate on a number of points, from social accountability to native and regional issues.

Together with main Communication and Public Affairs for Whirlpool, Noel served as President of the Whirlpool Basis and led the corporate’s international partnership with Habitat for Humanity Worldwide and the annual sponsorship of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Noel has served as chairman and vice-chairman of the Affiliation of Dwelling Equipment Producers, Managing Director of Harbor Shores Resort, Chairman of the Michigan Financial Growth Basis, and for 12 years because the vice-chairman of the Michigan Financial Growth Company amongst many different organizations.

“I’m proud and humbled to have been part of one of the vital revered and accountable firms on the earth,” mentioned Noel. “My best satisfaction has been the chance to work with unbelievable Whirlpool individuals whose ardour for our shoppers and dedication that there isn’t any proper approach to do a improper factor guided their each motion.”

Noel continued, “My purpose has at all times been to see a fair stronger chief succeed me in taking our perform to even larger ranges of worth creation for Whirlpool and Pam is simply such a frontrunner. She  will get to work with a implausible group that contains the Communications and Public Affairs perform and international sustainability. The promotion of Eleanor Reece to Vice President of World Communications will additional elevate the group. Collectively, they’ll lead the worldwide perform in new and higher methods. I’ve a number of months of labor forward of me and sooner or later will take the time to replicate and decide what I plan to do within the subsequent chapter of my private {and professional} life.”

Klyn added, “Congratulations to Eleanor and I’m trying ahead to working intently with Jeff over the subsequent a number of months as a part of a clean transition. I’ve many issues to study from him and know that he has constructed a powerful basis inside his group that may help me in advancing the constructive understanding of the individuals and merchandise which have made our firm nice over the previous 110 years.”

About Whirlpool Company
Whirlpool Company (NYSE: WHR) is dedicated to being one of the best international kitchen and laundry firm, in fixed pursuit of bettering life at house. In an more and more digital world, the corporate is driving purposeful innovation to fulfill the evolving wants of shoppers via its iconic model portfolio, together with Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the corporate reported roughly $19 billion in annual gross sales, 78,000 staff and 57 manufacturing and know-how analysis facilities. Further details about the corporate will be discovered at WhirlpoolCorp.com.

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