BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Whirlpool Corporation today announced the retirement of executive vice president and chief technology officer Mike Thieneman, effective June 30, 2008.
The company plans to name a successor at a later date.
During his more than 31 years with the company, Thieneman has held leadership roles in many areas of the organization.
"Mike has been a great contributor to Whirlpool," said Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation chairman and CEO. "His most recent contribution has been to instill effective and disciplined product development processes globally to ensure great quality and innovation for our consumers. This important work will benefit our company for years to come. On behalf of everyone at Whirlpool Corporation, I wish Mike and his family every happiness in the next phase of their lives."
Thieneman was named executive vice president and chief technology officer in June 2000. He joined the company in 1977 as a project engineer.