Bitzer new president and chief operating officer of Whirlpool

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Marc R. Bitzer
Marc R. Bitzer

Marc R. Bitzer has named president and chief operating officer of Whirlpool Corporation. In this new role, Bitzer, also appointed to the Whirlpool Board of Directors, will be responsible for all global operations. These changes are effective immediately. «Marc – Whirlpool chairman and CEO, Jeff M. Fettig commented – is an exceptional leader at Whirlpool Corporation with broad global experiences and unique qualifications to assume his new position. Marc has consistently demonstrated that he is an outstanding leader who has delivered strong results in his previous roles in both North America and Europe. During the past year he and our European team have done an excellent job in integrating our major acquisition in Europe.»
Bitzer joined Whirlpool Europe in 1999 as vice president of the Bauknecht brand and has assumed other important roles in the following years. In November 2014 he was named vice chairman, with accountability for the company’s North American and European businesses.