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Amana’s Parent, Goodman Mfg., Gets New Management Lineup

Goodman Manufacturing, parent of Amana Appliances, has a new management team in place following the departure of two top executives, including chairman-CEO Frank Murray, who engineered Goodman’s acquisition of Amana from Raytheon in September 1997.

John B. Goodman, son of the late Harold Goodman, the company’s founder, stepped in as chairman, interim president and CEO earlier this month after Murray and president Tom Burkett left.

Pete Alexander, who has been running Amana’s operations from Goodman Manufacturing’s Houston headquarters since shortly after the acquisition, has been named senior executive VP of Amana and will relocate to its Iowa offices. Alexander was previously senior executive VP of sales and marketing for both Goodman and Amana.

Garland Winningham, who had been senior executive VP of manufacturing for Goodman and Amana, is now senior executive VP of heating and air conditioning products for both brands.

Robert Cizik, former chairman-CEO of Cooper Industries and an adviser to Goodman’s board for the last three years, now serves as special adviser to John Goodman.