By Patrick Avenell

Following the departure of Whirlpool Australia general manger David Graham, managing director Jerome Cadier has announced a restructure of the company’s marketing and product departments.

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As a result of this restructure, Cadier himself will lead the marketing division. The following appointments have also been announced:

-Jacqui McEwing has been promoted to senior brand marketing manager.
-Caterina Slade is the new product manager – food preparation and home cleaning. Slade was previously the product manager – microwaves.
-New Whirlpool appointee Kim O’Donnell is the product manager – food stream solutions and fabric care.
-Rodrigo Araujo is the new general manager of product development.
-Alexandra Miles is the new senior product marketing manager
-Rick Lopez is the new product analyst.

“Whirlpool is confident that these changes will allow our business to operate with greater speed and focus and will create an aligned brand and product strategy,” said Cadier in a statement.