14615 Thu, 06/05/2008 - 11:59am
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Mike Thieneman, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Whirlpool, will retire on June 30.
A 31-year veteran of the appliances manufacturer, Thieneman held executive positions in several of the company’s departments. He assumed his current titles in June 2000, and also served as president and chief executive officer of Inglis Ltd. (later Whirlpool Canada), president of Whirlpool Compressor Operations, corporate vice president of global procurement operations and executive vice president of the North American region.
Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool’s chairman and CEO, credited Thieneman with formulated product-development processes “that ensure great quality and innovation for our consumers.”
Whirlpool will name a successor at a later date, according to a company statement.