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Industry Expert / Veteran

Growing up in the family appliance business, John has consumer durables and retail in his DNA
Success at Maytag, Philips Consumer Electronics, LG and Elextrolux provides is proven background

Knowledge

Understanding the consumer, customers, and manufacturing has enabled John’s success

Relationships

Relationships with every major retailer from CEO’s, Vice Presidents, to merchants, John has a relationship with all

Industry Expert / Veteran

Growing up in the family appliance business, John has consumer durables and retail in his DNA
Success at Maytag, Philips Consumer Electronics, and LG provides is proven background

Knowledge

Understanding the consumer, customers, and manufacturing has facilized John’s success

Corporate Background

Grew the U.S. Appliance and Air Solutions business from $1.5B to almost $4B. Launched the company’s first builder division, and added new distribution including Lowe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Menard’s, Aaron’s, Rent-A-Center and hundreds of regional independent dealers. Top American leader in the U.S. business.

Launched the Hisense Consumer Electronics brand to the US and Canada. Penetrated Walmart, Best Buy and Canadian Tire via OEM brands. Built the U.S. sales and marketing teams. Led the U.S. team in acquiring the rights for the Hitachi brand in the U.S.

Led U.S. product development, capital expenditures, product roadmap, P&L for Electrolux Cooking Products. Worked in manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as OEM suppliers in Asia. Global Team Leader for new Induction Technology.

Launched modular housing division. Developed new business opportunities in the military housing channel, FEMA housing, Homeland Security barracks and University Dormitory Housing.

Expanded distribution in the independent dealer channel, commercial home theatre channel and buying groups. Created 3 Year Strategic Plan, growing revenue and profitability dramatically from 2001 through 2004.

Served in 10 different leadership roles over 22 years. Launched the Company’s Builder Solutions Group, targeting premium home builders with the Jenn-Air and Maytag brands.

  • Current Board of Director for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
  • Former Advisory Board Chairman of Owner IQ

Consolidated Distribution

Container Direct Program

Sales to Home Improvement Channel

Container Direct Program

New Regional Customers

700 New Regional Dealers
2,000 New Locations

Launched Builder Division

Created Builder Program
Hired Builder Team

Marriott B2B Team

Co-Authored B2B Plan

Created & Executed LG’s MAP Policy

Led Team to Revise MAP Policy
Removed Channel Conflict

Launched LG & LG Studio

Launched two Sub-Brands
Created New Distribution

New Business Development

Created New Partnerships

Launched New & Emerging Products

Smart / Connected Appliances
IoT Enabled Devices
Air Purifiers, Styler, Robt Vac