…while appliances save LG’s bacon

LG Electronics’ strong sales in home appliances and high-end televisions has mitigated a 37% slide in quarterly profit as its mobile device business faltered. LG reported that third-quarter operating profit was down US$257 million from a year earlier.

Doyle moves on from LG

LG Australia’s general manager of sales, Michael Doyle has left the company after seven years. He has not yet been replaced and during the transition period, LG managing director, Youngik Lee will serve as acting general manager of sales. The company has commenced an extensive search to fill the vacant role.

LG brings in Dell’s marketing man

Angus Jones has filled the position of general manager of marketing for LG Australia which was left vacant when Lambro Skropidis departed the company in July and moved over to competitor Electrolux as product and brand director. Jones joins LG most recently from Dell, where he served as the Global Marketing Director leading a diversity of teams ranging from consumer to B2B.

Revamped LG washers to make IFA debut

LG is promising improved reliability and durability with a new suspension system, Centum System™, in its latest washing machine line-up for the European market. The machines will also feature an upgraded enamel coated exterior design and LG TWIN Wash™, capable of handling dual loads simultaneously, which will make its European debut at IFA 2015.

Food trends help determine LG fridge design

Select media attended one of Sydney’s finest art galleries, as LG showcased its latest addition to its door-in-door refrigerator line-up. The design of the refrigerator, which includes a CustomChill™ drawer, was based on the company’s latest consumer insights on food trends and food waste.