Augusta, Ga. - Jay Penney, who was Frigidaire's and Electrolux's longtime sales link to independent dealers and distributors, is leaving the company.
Penney chose to remain here at Electrolux's former headquarters town rather than relocate to new corporate facilities in Charlotte, N.C., this summer.
Succeeding him is Rick Hill, who was promoted to sales VP with responsibility for dealer, distributor and regional account sales. Hill has held various dealer sales management positions at Electrolux for more than 20 years.
In his new role, Hill reports to newly promoted executive sales VP Lee Heldt, who was formerly responsible for national accounts and given added responsibility for major appliance sales across North America.
Penney will work closely with Hill and Heldt to assure a smooth transition as the company relocates this summer, Electrolux said.