Change of leadership at Haier
Haier America announced that Shariff Kan, president and CEO has stepped down and will be replaced by Adrian Micu, effective Feb. 10.
Micu comes to Haier with more than 25 years of executive-level engineering, technology and product development experience within the appliance industry. Most recently, he held the position of VP engineering with Whirlpool Corporation.
“I am honored for the opportunity to lead such a promising company into the next phase of their evolution,” said Micu. “I look forward to developing the Haier brand into a household name in appliances and electronics, advance the momentum that our team has created over the past few years, and help the organization capitalize on Haier’s overall strengths to achieve its full potential in the Americas.”
The company said that under Kan’s leadership, Haier America evolved from a trading operation in its early days to a respected supplier of home appliance and consumer electronics in North America. “His management proved instrumental during Haier’s initial entrance into the United States, playing a pivotal role in establishing partnerships with some of the largest national and regional retailers in the country.”
Nationwide Industries recalls gate latch
Nationwide Industries of Tampa, Fla., announced a product recall of a the Trident Pool Gate Latch.
The company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, said a potentially loose magnet could prevent the latch from securing a gate.
The recalled magnetic gate latches measure 10 ins. or 20 ins. and come in black or white.
The product, manufactured in China, was sold nationwide from February to October of 2013 to professional fence contractors, dealers and gate manufacturers for $50 to $60.