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AHAM Urges ‘Smart’ Majap Incentive

WASHINGTON —

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and coalition of energy efficiency advocates has petitioned the Energy Star program to incorporate a 5 percent credit to the efficiency level required to meet eligibility criteria for smart-grid-enabled appliances. The groups said the incentive will increase the deployment of “smart” majaps across the country, which could help reduce expensive peak-demand power and cut electricity usage by more than 4 percent annually by 2030.

“A credit of 5 percent is a significant incentive for manufacturers to produce smart appliances,” said AHAM president Joseph McGuire.

McLoughlin Forms New Electrolux Exec Team

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN –

Electrolux’s newly seated president/CEO Keith McLoughlin has wasted no time assembling a new management team.

Succeeding him as chief operations officer and head of major appliance global operations is chief financial officer Jonas Samuelson, who will continue in that role. Meanwhile, Jan Brockmann was appointed to the new position of chief technology officer with global responsibility for technology development. Electrolux said the post was created to further strengthen the company’s innovation capacity. In addition, MaryKay Kopf, who heads North American majap marketing, was named chief marketing officer.

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