Gilles Morel will be new EMEA president of Whirlpool

Gilles Morel will begin his new role as President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA) for Whirlpool Corporation on April 1, 2019.

Gilles Morel has been nominated president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA) and executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation. He presently holds the role of regional CEO (Northern and Central Europe) at Savencia Fromage & Dairy, overseeing 14 countries including Germany, Central Europe, Benelux and Nordics. In the new function, he will report directly to chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer. Morel will be in the new position staring from April 1, 2019. Morel brings more than 25 years’ experience in the consumer goods industry, leading sales, operations, marketing, manufacturing, research and development, and procurement, including several regional leadership roles. Gilles will assume leadership of the EMEA Region, headquartered in Milan, Italy with approximately 22,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and 14 manufacturing sites in seven countries.
«Gilles – commented Bitzer – brings strong leadership skills, exceptional P&L ownership and a very good understanding of the European marketplace to our EMEA team. We look forward to seeing our EMEA business return to profitability and long-term value creation under his leadership.»