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Whirlpool technology head to retire


BENTON HARBOR, Mich. Whirlpool announced the retirement of evp and chief technology officer Mike Thieneman, effective June 30. The company plans to name a successor at a later date.

Thieneman was named executive vice president and chief technology officer in June 2000. He joined the company in 1977 as a project engineer. He held a variety of leadership positions, including president and ceo of Inglis Limited (now known as Whirlpool Canada); president of Whirlpool Compressor Operations in Riva di Chieri, Italy; and, corporate vp of global procurement operations. In October 1997, he was named evp, North American Region.

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