Sirius appoints Marion Morton as Head of Commercial

Sirius Buying Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its retail support and services through the appointment of industry expert, Marion Morton as Head of Commercial: 1st February 2023.Ms Morton will be engaging with members and suppliers on all aspects of group business planning, building on both current and new initiatives. She will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the commercial strategies within the Group,


They will lead sales and marketing strategies for the three brands Candy, Hoover and Haier

2023 for Haier Europe begins with two new names at the top of the commercial and marketing area. Sabrina Zara, former marketing director for Italy, is the new Haier sales director while Atena Manca, formerly Haier and IoT brand manager, will lead the marketing division as Marketing Leader Italy.

Both will report directly to Emiliano Garofalo, Italy country manager, and will be in charge of sales and marketing strategies, respectively, for the three brands Candy, Hoover and Haier with particular attention to the development of IoT ecosystems and the concept of ‘zero distance to consumer’.

The decision to focus on two managers already in the team – explains a note – underlines the commitment of the Italian branch in supporting the consolidation of internal growth paths.

Smeg announces a new partnership with Emmanuelle Jar

Smeg announces a new partnership with Emmanuelle Jary
[ brands ] Smeg announces a new partnership with Emmanuelle Jary
Shortly after presenting its latest innovations at the EspritCuisine trade show , Smeg announces and formalizes a major new partnership in the kitchen world . It is with the culinary journalist Emmanuelle Jary , known in particular for her program “It’s better when it’s good”, that the brand is allied. Through a short format, this program offers videos, filmed with humor, on the best restaurants in France as well as easy-to-make recipes. It is therefore no coincidence that the Italian manufacturer of household appliances has teamed up with this expert in French gastronomy.

Maeder leaves the Artemis Group

Christian Maeder, chief financial officer (CFO) of the Artemis Group and chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG, will leave the Group in spring 2023 after eight years. The search for his successor as CFO of the Artemis Group has been initiated. The chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG will be taken over by Alexander Pieper, currently Vice Chairman, as of spring 2023.

Alexander Pieper, vice chairman of the Board since 2019, knows the Franke Group well. Before becoming CEO of Swiss tool manufacturer Kraftwerk, he worked for 13 years at Franke in various management roles in Germany and abroad, such as managing director of the subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines. In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Artemis Holding AG since 2015 and will be more involved in the Artemis Group in the future as part of the generation change.

Michael Pieper, owner and CEO of the Artemis Group, regrets the departure of Christian Maeder and expressly thanks him for his achievements in the various areas of responsibility in the Artemis Group as well as for the trustful cooperation. «As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG – Pieper said – Christian Maeder was responsible for the strategic direction of the Group and drove it forward with confidence and foresight – thus making a significant contribution to the positive development of the company. I am delighted that my son Alexander is taking over as Chairman of the Board of Directors and wish him every success and satisfaction in his new role

Whirlpool Corporation announces

Whirlpool Corporation announced today that João Carlos Costa Brega, Executive Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation, and President, Whirlpool Latin America, will be stepping down from his role as part of a long-term succession plan, effective March 31, 2023.

Juan Carlos Puente, currently Senior Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation, and President, Whirlpool Latin America North Region, will succeed Brega, effective April 1, 2023.

“We express our heartfelt thanks to João Brega who has had a remarkable career at Whirlpool for over 27 years,” said Marc Bitzer, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. “João Brega’s strong leadership helped steer our company, especially Whirlpool Latin America, through many challenging times, and his passion and unwavering commitment to our consumers and our employees will be missed.”

Fabrizio Ghisla named general manager of Emc Fime (Elica Group)

Elica, the Italian producer of kitchen hoods and extraction systems nominated Fabrizio Ghisla as general manager of Emc Fime, European company in the design and production of electric motors for household appliances and heating boilers, which has also entered the hydrogen market this year with its Premix fan line.

Thanks to his proven experience, Fabrizio Ghisla will lead the company towards its 2023 objectives, which include an expansion programme of the “Hydrogen Ready” product range and an acceleration in the heat pump segment. According to Elica, the innovative projects and investments will allow Emc Fime to have an increasingly and complete range of products.

Fabrizio’s appointment as general manager of Emc Fime – commented Giulio Cocci, chief executive officer of Elica – will drive the growth strategy of the Engine Division of Elica Group and the development of projects of fundamental and strategic importance:

De Longhi appointment

The Board of Directors of De’ Longhi SpA has approved the appointment of Nicola Serafin as General Manager, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer Fabio de’ Longhi, thus completing the search process for a candidate for the role of Chief Executive Officer.

In the new position, which will take effect from 1 January 2023, Nicola Serafin will have ordinary administration powers for the management of the Group.

Nicola Serafin joined the De’ Longhi Group in 2000 after experiences in Danieli SpA and in the Benetton Group. Graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering and with an Executive Master in Business Administration at the London Business School, Nicola Serafin held roles with increasing responsibilities in the technical and production fields until his appointment in September 2016 as Chief Operating and Technology Officer, across the entire R&D, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics platform, as well as being a member of the boards of directors of various Group companies. The curriculum vitae of Eng. Nicola Serafin – which as of today holds no. 1,400 De’ Longhi shares – is published on the company’s website

Dr. Alexander Dony and Rudolf Klötscher Appointed to Board of Management of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Dr. Alexander Dony and Rudolf Klötscher will join the Board of Management of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. Dony will be Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, in charge of the Greater China and North America regions, marketing including BSH’s brand portfolio, and the Consumer Products business. Klötscher will be Chief Sales & Service Officer, with responsibility for the Emerging Markets and Europe regions, along with Customer Service.
Dony and Klötscher succeed Chief Markets Officer Matthias Ginthum, who has decided to retire effective March 31, 2023, after ten very successful years on the board. He will also resign from the board at that time.

LG organizational changes

Lyu Jae-cheol, head of the Home Appliance & Air Solution (H&A) Company, has been promoted to president in recognition of his success in improving H&A’s performance and product portfolio . An expert in his field by him, Lyu has worked in various areas of LG’s home appliance business since 1989, including in the R & D and production departments. Another of the newly-announced changes, the H&A Company’s “Living Appliance Business’ and “Kitchen Appliance Business” will become the “Living Solution Business” and “Kitchen Solution Business” , respectively. The renaming aligns with LG’s renewed focus on customer experience innovation and points to the greater emphasis the company is placing on the expansion of content and services.