BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp., the parent company of Maytag Commercial Laundry and ADC, reports that Joseph T. Liotine has been promoted to company president and chief operating officer. He takes responsibility for all global operations today.
“I’ve had the good fortune of working with Joe for many years and I’m continually impressed with his strategic thinking related to the everyday execution of our business,” says Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer. “He’s an exceptional leader with a clear vision to exponentially grow our brands around the world. During the past 18 months in particular, Joe has demonstrated his preparedness for this next step with outstanding results in North America during a very challenging time on every dimension.”
Liotine had been executive vice president and president of Whirlpool’s North America Region since November 2014. Also, he had led both the Global KitchenAid Domestic Appliances business as well as Global Information Systems. Prior to this, he was president of U.S. operations and held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities. He began his career with Whirlpool in 2004.
Liotine holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
Succeeding Liotine as executive VP and president of the North America Region is Winn Everhart. He joined Whirlpool in October 2020 as senior vice president overseeing U.S. commercial and business operations, including Brand and Strategy, Product Marketing, Sales, Consumer Services and Integrated Supply Chain.
In his new assignment, Everhart also joins Whirlpool’s Executive Committee.
“Winn has very quickly immersed himself in the industry and already demonstrated the leadership traits that will continue to accelerate our North America region forward,” Liotine says. “His strong general-management skills and consumer-experience orientation will help fuel our future growth and reinforce our portfolio with our consumers who depend on us each and every day.”
Prior to coming to Whirlpool, Everhart spent nearly two decades at the Coca-Cola Company, where he most recently served as general manager for the company’s Philippines operations.
Everhart holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“I have great confidence in both Joe’s and Winn’s ability to deliver on our mission of improving life at home for consumers around the world,” adds Bitzer. “We are very well positioned to make an even greater impact in the years to come with their leadership.”