AHAM and its member companies are spearheading a public education campaign to inform and educate consumers about the problem of counterfeit refrigerator water filters. It’s a widespread issue that has the potential to expose consumers to serious risks.
I recently had the pleasure of giving AHAM’s State of the Association address to many of the home appliance industry’s business leaders at Digital Destinations: AHAM’s annual member meeting. Our members are often surprised to hear that I’m in my eighteenth year of leading the association.
We’re years into the digital era, and technology continues to find its way into new aspects of our lives. Digital media users now report spending more hours online than sleeping, according to a new World Economic Forum study. And they feel that the time they’re spending online is improving their lives.
The “Internet of Things” or “IOT” has been a buzzword for the past few years. Establishing connectivity and greater intelligence in appliances has the potential to reshape the way consumers use energy. It has the potential to change the way that consumers interact with and interface with their appliances.
Earlier this year in Brussels, I joined the staff leaders of several peer appliance manufacturing associations to form the International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA).