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Whirlpool names new vp-global products

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool has announced the appointment of David Szczupak to the post of executive vp-global product organization.

Szczupak succeeds Mike Thieneman, who recently retired from the company.

In his new role, Szczupak will provide overall leadership to Whirlpool’s global product businesses and strategic sourcing.

Szczupak most recently served as chief operating officer of Dura Automotive Systems in Rochester Hills, Mich., an international automotive supplier, where he provided strategic direction for product development, purchasing, manufacturing and quality.

Prior to joining Dura, he worked for Ford Motor Co., where he held several senior leadership positions, including group vp-manufacturing and vp-Powertrain Operations. He also worked previously for Jaguar Cars in the United Kingdom.

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Carpet One Floor & Home names new COO

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Carpet One Floor & Home, a subsidiary of CCA Global Partners, has announced the appointment of Scott Wheeler to the post of chief operating officer.

Wheeler most recently served as vp-merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home.

Prior to that, Wheeler served as president of Flooring America before it was acquired by CCA Global Partners in 2000; and as executive vp for Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring, a multi-unit flooring retailer based in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Carpet One Floor & Home is one of North America’s largest floor covering retailers, with more than 1,000 locations in Australia and New Zealand. CCA Global Partners has approximately 3,600 retail locations in all worldwide, under banners including Flooring America and ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings, among others.

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Briggs Plumbing names new CEO

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Stephen Glaser has been named president and CEO of Briggs Plumbing Products, a Charleston, S.C.-based manufacturer of toilets, sinks and faucets.

Glaser has been with Briggs since 2004, when he joined the company as vp-operations. In 2007, he was appointed general manager.

Prior to joining Briggs, Glaser held positions with appliance-maker Electrolux as well as with electronics giant Sony Electronics. He formerly served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer.

Briggs Plumbing Products is a division of CISA Holdings and manufactures products including toilets, bidets, lavatories, bathtubs, kitchen sinks and the Sayco brand of faucets.

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