US company Briggs & Stratton announced the appointment of Joe Liotine as its new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 29 August.
He joins Briggs & Stratton, which among other things makes batteries, after 18 years in senior roles at Whirlpool Corporation, most recently as president and chief operating officer. There, he led the Global KitchenAid business, had global responsibility for product development, R&D, sourcing and IT.
Several media reported in January that Liotine left Whirlpool less than 18 months after assuming his role as COO. He took on an advisory role, where he was to remain until 31 March.