Keith McLoughlin President & CEO of AB Electrolux
Keith McLoughlin is President and CEO of Electrolux since January 1, 2011. He was most recently responsible for R&D, Manufacturing and Purchasing for Electrolux Major Appliances.
McLoughlin joined Electrolux in March 2003 as head of Major Appliances North America. Between 2004 and 2007, he also served as head of Major Appliances Latin America.
Prior to joining Electrolux, McLoughlin enjoyed a 22-year career at the DuPont Corporation. From 1981 to 2003, he held several senior management positions at the company, leading consumer-brand businesses such as Tyvek, Corian and Stainmaster. McLoughlin concluded his tenure at DuPont as Vice President and General Manager of DuPont Nonwovens.
He also serves on the board of directors of Briggs & Stratton Corp., since 2007.
Throughout his professional life, McLoughlin has engaged in the tireless pursuit of excellence and innovation. Guided by the belief that people hold the key to success, he embraces a leadership philosophy rooted deeply in a culture of collaboration, transparency, and accountability.
“My education and upbringing placed a high value on working together to achieve a shared goal. Commitment to a common purpose is tremendously important in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace. Everyone in the organization must have a crystal clear understanding of the company’s vision, mission and brand promise,” says McLoughlin.
McLoughlin’s career spans roughly 30 years in the ever-evolving world of consumer durable goods. Despite tremendous technological innovations and increasingly advanced ad campaigns, he continues to believe that success hinges on the genuine desire to understand and respond to customer needs.
“We operate in a fantastically complex environment, yet the fundamentals haven’t changed. It’s about giving the customer the right product at the right price. It’s about understanding the human impulse. And it’s about showing respect for the planet and its resources. Electrolux has never lost sight of what it means to be a great company and a good corporate citizen,” concludes McLoughlin.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1956, McLoughlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
His wife and children will join McLoughlin at their new home in Stockholm, Sweden. McLoughlin likes to ski and is music enthusiast. His current favorite hobby is to together with his wife, watch his son play soccer and his daughter play basketball.