Jeff M. Fettig current chairman of the board, retired as chief executive officer in October 2017 after 13 years at the helm.
Fettig joined Whirlpool in 1981 as an operations associate. He held a number of managerial positions in Operations, Sales, Planning and Product Development before being promoted to vice president, Marketing, KitchenAid Appliance Group in July 1989. In October 1990, he was named vice president, Marketing, for the Philips Whirlpool Appliance Group of Whirlpool Europe B.V., the company’s European subsidiary, and he was named vice president, Group Marketing and Sales, North American Appliance Group, in October 1992. In 1994 he was named an executive vice president of Whirlpool and president, Whirlpool Europe and Asia. He served as president and chief operating officer and was first elected to the Whirlpool board of directors in June 1999.
A native of Tipton, Indiana, Fettig holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master of business administration from Indiana University.
Fettig serves as lead director of The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors and is also a member of the board of The Kohler Company.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana University Foundation and on the Board of Governors for Boys & Girls Club of America. He is a member of Business Leaders for Michigan and the Business Roundtable Association.