Whirlpool names new board members
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. Whirlpool announced the appointment of Samuel Allen, chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company, and John Liu, chief executive officer of Essex Equity Capital Management, to its board of directors.
Allen has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company since February. He was appointed president and chief operating officer of the company and a member of the Deere & Company board of directors in June 2009, and was then named president and chief executive officer in August of 2009.
Liu has served as chief executive officer of Essex Equity Capital Management, an investment management firm, since March of 2008. Previously, he was employed by Greenhill & Co. for 12 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility including both chief financial officer and the co-head of U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions.