Kennedy Joins Whirlpool as Vice President for Tax Matters (8/5)
Kennedy will be responsible for global tax planning and tax initiatives throughout Whirlpool's worldwide operations. His responsibilities include developing and deploying a comprehensive global tax strategy, investigating and providing counsel on acquisitions and joint ventures, and managing outside suppliers of tax-related services.
"We're pleased to welcome Jim Kennedy to Whirlpool," said Beaty. "Jim's experience with tax initiatives at the state, federal and global level will be an asset to our business."
Kennedy most recently held the position of vice president of tax affairs for Dole Food Company, Inc., in Westlake Village, Calif., where he was responsible for leadership and administration of the corporate tax department. He also has held senior executive positions at W.L. Gore & Associates, Litton Industries, AstraZenecca and USX Corp.
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Headquartered in Benton Harbor, the company manufactures in 13 countries and markets products under 11 major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found on the Internet at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.