The CEO of Whirlpool is Jeff M. Fettig. Fettig became chairman and CEO of Whirlpool in July 2004. He began his career as an operations associate at Whirlpool in 1981.
Fettig has served as both president and COO at Whirlpool. In June 1999, he was elected to the board of directors. Over the course of his career, Fettig held several managerial positions at Whirlpool in sales, operations, planning and product development. In July of 1989, after holding various managerial positions, Fettig was promoted to vice president of marketing for KitchenAid Appliance Group, which led to his position as vice president of marketing for Philips Whirlpool Group of Europe in October of 1990. Fettig has a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Indiana University.