Electrolux Names New North America CEO
By Alan Wolf On Jul 18 2011 - 3:01am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Electrolux has tapped a 3M executive,
Jack Truong, to succeed Kevin Scott as president/
CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America.
Truong, a 22-year veteran of 3M, most recently served
as VP/general manager of that company’s
global construction and home-improvement
division. He assumes his new role on Aug. 1,
which includes membership on Electrolux’s senior
management team as corporate executive
VP reporting to Electrolux president/CEO Keith
His predecessor, Scott, will leave after eight
years with the company. He joined in 2003 as
VP/general manager of the consumer services
group, assumed responsibility for refrigeration
in 2006, and succeeded McLoughlin as chief executive
for North America in 2009.
During the most recent quarter ended March 31 –
McLoughlin’s first as CEO – net sales rose 1.8 percent in
North America on a loss of about $11 million.
The management change is the latest in a series of majap
industry shakeups that includes the recent departures
of longtime GE sales VP Dave Bilas and Electrolux sales
director Jeff Knock. Both have found new roles at the Nationwide
Marketing Group, Bilas as executive VP of appliances
and electronics, and Knock as marketing senior VP,
succeeding Adam Thomas.
In a statement, McLoughlin said, “We are pleased to
welcome Jack Truong to Electrolux. At 3M he
demonstrated the ability to accelerate growth by
applying innovative technologies and marketing
to meet the ever-changing consumers’ needs.
His experience and track record will be crucial
in helping to ensure our long-term growth with
an intense focus on strong brands, high-impact
new products and cost efficiency — all of which
are key elements of the Electrolux strategy.”
He continued, “We also want to thank Kevin
Scott for his important contributions to Electrolux.
He has strengthened our business and our team in
North America, and has successfully pursued our efforts
to more effectively operate as a single company within the
During his time at 3M, Truong held several senior management
positions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He holds
a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, N.Y.