Management change in AB Electrolux

Ruy Hirschheimer, Head of Electrolux Major Appliances Latin America and Executive Vice President of AB Electrolux, has decided to resign from his position, effective October 1, 2016. A process to recruit a successor has been initiated. 

Ruy Hirschheimer joined Electrolux in 1998, as Head of Major Appliances in Brazil. Since 2002, he has held the position as Head of Major Appliances Latin America.

“During Ruy’s tenure, Electrolux has grown into one of the top major appliances brands in Latin America, and Brazil is today a strategically important market. Many of the innovative concepts for product development that we today use across the Group were first introduced in Latin America under Ruy’s leadership,” said Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of AB Electrolux. “I want to thank Ruy for his invaluable contributions and wish him all the best in the future.”

Until a successor has been appointed, Ricardo Cons will act as interim head of Major Appliances Latin America. Ricardo Cons has held several positions within Electrolux Major Appliances Latin America during the years 1997-2011. Ruy Hirschheimer will remain as a senior advisor to Electrolux during the transition process. 

For further information, please contact Electrolux Press Hotline, +46 8 657 65 07.

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, based on deep consumer insight. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions, developed in close collaboration with professional users. The products include refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2015, Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and 58,000 employees. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com

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Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovative products that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air-conditioners and small appliances such as vacuum cleaners sold under esteemed brands like Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2010 Electrolux had sales of SEK 106 billion and 52,000 employees. For more information go to www.electrolux.com/press and www.electrolux.com/news.

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