Whirlpool manager receives CGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 18, 2008) – Richie Heumann, senior account manager of Whirlpool Corporation’s North Atlantic Division, recently became one of a select group of building professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) University of Housing. The CGA designation identifies him as one of the building industry’s top professionals.

“We commend and congratulate Richie for this milestone achievement,” said Tracy Frye, senior contract marketing manager at Whirlpool Corporation. “This achievement truly reinforces our commitment to being a comprehensive resource to help builders incorporate new trends and technology into their home building efforts. Richie is one of many Whirlpool Corporation sales professionals who work closely with the building industry to help set the pace for sustainable construction and other emerging building trends.”

CGAs earn the building industry’s premier professional designation by successfully completing an intensive series of six 8-hour courses. The CGA curriculum incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including business management, emerging technologies and market trends. After earning the CGA designation, program graduates are required to maintain their designation through completion of an additional 12 hours of training every three years. Heumann also earned the Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation earlier this year from the NAHB.

Whirlpool Corporation works to exceed expectations with appliances that help building professionals create homes of distinction. For this purpose, the company developed – The Inside Advantage™.

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