Whirlpool Asia, Jim Peters takes Wu’s responsibility

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Shengpo Sam Wu

Shengpo (Sam) Wu, retired from his role of executive vice president and president of Whirlpool Asia, and will continue to serve in an advisory role, remaining the vice-chairman of Whirlpool China Co. Ltd. Upon Wu’s retirement, Jim Peters, executive vice president and CFO of Whirlpool Corporation, assumes responsibility for Whirlpool Asia, in addition to his current role.

«On behalf of our global employee base, I want to thank Sam for his many contributions and leadership over the last several years, especially for his leadership of Whirlpool Asia – said Marc Bitzer, Chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Corporation -. Sam’s commitment to the Asian region has enabled us to further drive brand and product leadership and operational excellence in the region during a pivotal time. We wish him well in retirement.»

Jim Peters

Commenting on Jim Peters’ additional responsibility, Bitzer added: «Jim’s experience across the entire company and his knowledge and involvement with the Asia business will serve him well as he assumes responsibility for the region. Jim is a proven leader and will continue to drive success for us in his expanded role.»