Today (Sept. 19) Dave Szczupak, Executive Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Product Organization since 2008, shared his plans to retire from the company. Szczupak will step away from his current position effective October 1, when Roberto Campos, the company’s current Senior Vice President in Global Product Development will succeed Szczupak to lead the Global Product Organization. Szczupak will remain with the company and assist with this transition through the first quarter of 2018.
Associated with this move, the Global Strategic Sourcing function led by Liz Door, Senior Vice President, will report directly to incoming CEO Marc Bitzer. Elevating GSS coincides with increased global focus and alignment efforts.
Christian Gianni, leader of Global Technology, is appointed Whirlpool Corporation’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Christian grows his responsibility for landing technology innovations, tools, and solutions including IoT.
Whirlpool Corporation President and COO Marc Bitzer said, “Dave’s leadership and guidance personified the very best of what we do at Whirlpool Corporation to be the best branded consumer products in every home around the world. I congratulate Dave on his retirement and appreciate his support during this transition.
“I am very pleased to announce Roberto Campos as the next leader of our Global Product Organization. Roberto has a deep understanding of product development and has personally led our global operations and delivered strong results during his tenure with Whirlpool. As we prepare for the future, I am confident Roberto is uniquely qualified to lead our product development organization with continued and growing success.
“Please also join me in congratulating Liz Door on her promotion to my team. True global alignment is critically important for the Global Strategic Sourcing function and Liz has a strong vision and the right leadership qualities for how GSS will embrace this opportunity.
“Dave’s leadership and guidance personified the very best of what we do at Whirlpool Corporation to be the best branded consumer products in every home around the world. I congratulate Dave on his retirement and appreciate his support during this transition.”