Whirlpool gets ex Pepsico executive on board

Consumer appliances maker Whirlpool has recently appointed former Pepsico employee,Sunil D'Souza on board as a Managing Director of its India operations.
Whirlpool gets ex Pepsico executive on board
Consumer appliances maker Whirlpool has recently appointed former Pepsico employee,Sunil D'Souza on board as a Managing Director of its India operations.
He joins Whirlpool from PepsiCo, where he was the Head of VIMAPS Business Unit based out of Malaysia, it added. Arvind Uppal, President, Asia Pacific, Whirlpool Corporation, and WIL CMD, will continue as Executive Chairman of the WIL Board of Directors, it stated. 
Besides, he will be joining the office on june 22, 2015, it said in a filing.
In his 15 years with PepsiCo, D'Souza has held various senior management positions in Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India. "Sunil's rich and diverse experience across general management, strategy, sales, marketing and innovation in consumer-driven industries, coupled with his proven track record in leading and growing large businesses, make him highly suited to lead Whirlpool India," Uppal said. One of the world's largest consumer durables firms, Whirlpool had about USD 20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centres globally in 2014.
The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Whirlpool stock price On May 25, 2015, Whirlpool of India. closed at Rs 724.05, down Rs 13.1, or 1.78 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 810.00 and the 52-week low was Rs 287.00. The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 16.59 per share as per the quarter ended March 2015. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 43.64. The latest book value of the company is Rs 73.89 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 9.80.
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