Whirlpool named Pamela Klyn senior vice president, communications, public affairs and sustainability effective January 1, 2022. Klyn will join the executive leadership team and report directly to chairman and CEO, Marc Bitzer. «In her new role – the company explains – Klyn will leverage her extensive product knowledge and global experience to advance the company’s sustainability goals. She will guide all communications for the company and take a leadership role in government relations at a time in which home appliance innovation is increasingly impacted by the regulatory landscape».
Klyn succeeds current corporate vice president, communications and public affairs, D. Jeffrey Noel, who has announced his long planned intention to retire in mid-2022 following nearly 18 years at the company.
«Pam has been an outstanding leader at Whirlpool – said Marc Bitzer -. She brings not only a strong technical understanding of the products and the types of purposeful innovation that exceed our customer’s expectations, but also a commitment to bettering the communities around her. I’m confident in her ability to bring that unique combination of product knowledge and community dedication to help improve life for all of our stakeholders, whether in the home, within their neighborhoods or in protecting our planet.»
Klyn was hired into Whirlpool Corporation’s Technical Excellence Program in 1993 after graduating from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She earned a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1995. During her time with the company, Klyn has held advancing roles in engineering, product development, global innovation, and marketing.