Electrolux Major Appliances North America Hires Daren Couture as Senior Vice President of End-to-End Supply Chain
CHARLOTTE, NC, July 29, 2013 – Electrolux Major Appliances North America announced today the hire of Daren Couture as Senior Vice President of End-to-End Supply Chain. Couture will oversee the company’s supply chain and nine manufacturing facilities in North America, including the newest cooking appliances facility located in Memphis, Tenn.
“Daren’s extensive experience, strong background and proven results make him a great fit for our company” says Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America. “We are excited to welcome him to the team and are confident he will excel as we continue our dedication to improving manufacturing quality, speed and flexibility.”
Couture joins Electrolux with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain management. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Danaher Corporation, where he led manufacturing, procurement, service and supply chain for the company’s platform serving the test and measurement markets.
Earlier in his career, Couture held several positions at Newell Rubbermaid working with brands including Sharpie, Paper Mate, Waterman, Parker, DYMO, Rolodex, Mimio and Card Scan.
Couture holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology with a concentration in Quality and Manufacturing Management, Reliability and Project Management.
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 solutions 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 2012 Electrolux had sales of $16.3 billion ($5.1billion in North America alone) and 58,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in University Research Park, where they have been based for three years. For more information go to http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.