WASHINGTON-The board of directors of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has elected Paul Sikir, vice president of design engineering with Sub-Zero, as its new chair.
Sikir succeeds Robert P. Scaglione, who recently left Sharp Electronics and subsequently resigned as AHAM’s chair. He will fill the remainder of Scaglione’s two-year term, which will run through the 2014 annual AHAM member meeting. Previously, Sikir served as first vice chair, as the association’s treasurer and as chair of AHAM’s major appliance division.
Jennifer Mintman, general manager of consumer home services with GE Appliances and AHAM second vice chair, was elected first vice chair, filling the vacancy left by Sikir’s elevation to the chair position. D. Jeffrey Noel, corporate vice president of communications and public affairs with Whirlpool, has been elected second vice chair, succeeding Mintman. The terms of Mintman and Noel will coincide with Sikir’s term.