President and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation elected to 3-year term
United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, elected Marc Bitzer to his first three-year term on its Board of Trustees during the organization’s annual meeting on June 27, 2018.
“Marc’s global leadership experience will be invaluable for United Way,” said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide. “Marc brings a wealth of insight and perspectives to our board, and I look forward to working with him as together we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.”
“It is an honor for me to accept this appointment on behalf of the men and women I have the privilege to work with everyday and who volunteer so much of their time to United Way supported causes. This appointment is one that I know will enhance what the partnership between the United Way and Whirlpool Corporation has already achieved over the years,” said Bitzer. “Our teams share the belief that communities are the foundation of great business. I look forward to our continued work together to create long lasting change and impact in the communities where we have operations.
Marc Bitzer became chief executive officer of Whirlpool Corporation in October 2017. Bitzer joined Whirlpool Europe in 1999 as vice president, Bauknecht brand group. He became senior vice president, marketing sales and services, Whirlpool Europe, in 2000 and was named president of Whirlpool Europe in January 2006. Between 2009-2013, he went on to serve as president of Whirlpool North America and President of U.S. operations and later was named vice chairman which included overall leadership of North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Before joining Whirlpool Europe, Bitzer worked for eight years at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Toronto, and was named vice president in 1999.
Bitzer earned both his MBA and doctorate from the St. Gallen Graduate School of Business, Economics and Law in Switzerland.
The United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the business affairs of the organization, including strategic leadership, resource and relationship management, reputation building and stewardship of the organization’s mission and assets.
About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.