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Electrolux to Update its Organizational Structure

Electrolux Professional plans to make a series of organizational changes that will take effect July 1 and impact its foodservice business both in the U.S. and abroad.

Specifically, Electrolux Professional will consist of the two reportable segments Food & Beverage and Laundry, with five business areas focusing on customer categories and geographies: Food Europe, Food Americas, Food APAC & MEA, Beverage & Food Preparation and Laundry.

With Alberto Zanata remaining president and CEO of Electrolux Professional, the following is an overview of the Electrolux Professional executives that will lead each area:

  • Business Area Food Americas, Dave Herring
  • Business Area Food Asia Pacific and Middle East, Europe and Africa: Richard Flynn
  • Business Area Beverage and Food Preparation, Philippe Zavattiero
  • Business Area Laundry: Paolo Schira
  • Operations and Innovation Competence Center: Carlo Mario Caroni

While Electrolux Professional plans to appoint someone to head up its Europe business food area, Zanata will manage this role on an interim basis.

Other members of the executive team include Fabio Zarpellon in finance, Pia Hovland in human resources, Guilhem Senegas in IT and digital transformation, Carolina Tendorf in legal and Jacob Broberg in communications and investor relations.

The past few years have seen significant changes for Electrolux. For example, in February 2019, Electrolux announced its plans to spin off its Professional Products division from the company with intent of creating two publicly traded organizations. Then in October 2021, Electrolux Professional reached a deal to acquire Unified Brands.

“Following the acquisition of Unified Brands in the U.S., we see a need to focus and simplify our organization to be able to faster drive our strategic priorities and be closer to our customers. With these changes, responsibilities will be clear, and priorities simplified,” says Zanata.