Electrolux Major Appliances North America Names Julie Katigan as Vice President of Human Resources
CHARLOTTE, NC, November 20, 2013 – Electrolux Major Appliances North America today named Julie Katigan as Vice President of Human Resources. Katigan will oversee the company’s human resource function for all North American operations, including its nine manufacturing facilities.
“Julie brings a wealth of experience in human capital planning and talent development from several top consumer goods and manufacturing companies,” said Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America. “This will be invaluable as we continue to build our leadership and talent development capabilities in North America.”
Katigan joins Electrolux from Mead Johnson Nutrition, where she held human resource positions of increasing responsibility since 2004. Her most recent roles have been as the vice president of global talent and learning and as the human resources executive leader for Asia and Europe. Earlier in her career, Katigan also held several positions at Ford Motor Company and EDS prior to Mead Johnson Nutrition.
Katigan received both her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and her master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.
Electrolux is a global leader in appliances for household and professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. The company focuses on innovations 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, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, AEG, and Eureka. In 2012, Electrolux had sales of $17 billion ($5.1 billion in North America) and 58,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in the University Research Park. For more information visit http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.
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