Whirlpool Appoints Director (Head) of Executive Recruiting from Search by Hanold Associates

Whirlpool has appointed Mary Claire Banks as Director (Head) of Executive Recruiting. Hanold Associates’ Jordan Blackmon, Ashley Schiele, Mayank Parikh and Sarah Kennedy led the search for this role based in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Mary previously served as Senior Manager of Executive Recruiting at Hilton. Joining Whirlpool as Director (Head) of Executive Recruiting, Mary will be responsible for building out and leading the company’s executive recruiting function, setting a vision, strategy and direction for the Executive Recruiting team. In this role, Mary will also partner with business leaders to advise and solve for talent needs, establishing strong relationships with external providers and building talent pipelining strategies.

Whirlpool is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company. . Products are sold under various brand names such as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and more, and are distributed in more than 170 countries around the world. As of 2021, the company has approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 global manufacturing and technology research centers. The company is publicly traded on the NYSE as WHR.