Whirlpool Corporation's Bob Peterson Honored with "Industry & Community Service Award" (2/23)
Exemplifying Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to energy efficiency, Peterson helped cultivate the company's relationship with the Noisette community in North Charleston, South Carolina, slated to be the most ambitious sustainable living development effort to date. His efforts also helped Whirlpool Corporation join Noisette Urban Alliance, the industry's first corporate alliance designed to promote resource-friendly products and building for sustainability. Additionally, since 2002, Peterson has been a steering committee member of the Southface Institute EarthCraft House Program, a green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment.
In his community, Peterson is actively involved with The Fire Dogs motorcycle club's "Ride for Craig," an annual motorcycle ride to raise money for local firefighter Craig Staples, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease. More than $80,000 has been raised since 1999 with all proceeds going to Staples' medical and living expenses, including a special computer for Staples to communicate through eyelid movement. The event's success lead Peterson to co-found the "Cure for Cancer Cruise" motorcycle ride. Through this ride, all proceeds are donated to ovarian cancer research in honor of ovarian cancer survivor, Linda Collins. The event has raised more than $16,000 in just two years.
Peterson has been an active member of the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council for more than seven years. In 2004, he was also the Whirlpool Corporation "Winner's Circle Contract Division Director of the Year."
"This award is in recognition of Bob's professionalism and caring spirit. He is an example of excellence within Whirlpool Corporation, the building industry, and his community," remarked Butch Gaudette, Director of Trade Relations at Whirlpool Corporation.