President of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa Bracken Darrell
Appliance giant Whirlpool has started a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary with President of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bracken Darrell hosting a lunch at the Swiss Re Tower in London.
In addition, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation Jeff M. Fettig rang The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Fettig commented: “Our company held its first stockholders’ meeting on November 11, 1911. For 99 years, we have worked diligently to create long-term value for our shareholders and it is only fitting that we would begin our 100th year in business right here on the trading floor of the NYSE. Whirlpool Corporation has had a remarkable and inspiring history.”
Whirlpool first listed its shares 55 years ago and its stock is a part of the S&P 500 index, a benchmark used by equity investors.