David Binkley was named Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, for Whirlpool Corporation in February 2004. In addition, he serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Binkley joined Whirlpool in 1984 as regional manager, Human Resources, for the Sales organization, and in 1986 he was named manager, Employee Relations, for the Parts Distribution Center in LaPorte, Indiana. Binkley was named director, executive development, Corporate Human Resources, in 1989, and in 1992 he was named director, Human Resources, for Whirlpool Europe (Comerio, Italy). In 1994 he was named director, Human Resources, Whirlpool Asia (Singapore). In 1995 he was named vice president, Human Resources, Greater China (Hong Kong), where he had responsibility for Whirlpool Hong Kong, Ltd. and four joint venture operations located in China. In 1996 he returned to Whirlpool headquarters as corporate director, Management Resources, and was named vice president, Human Resources, for North America in October 1998 where he was responsible for human resource activities in the United States, Mexico and Canada. In 2001 he was named corporate vice president, Global Human Resources.
Binkley graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and HR management, and attended Michigan State University’s Graduate School of Labor and Industrial Relations.