Whirlpool managers achieve GCP

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (August 19, 2008) – Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer, recently announced that two of its senior account managers, Lanny Tillery and Richie Heumann, have earned Certified Green Professional (GCP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The GCP distinction recognizes Tillery and Heumann as building industry professionals with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into home building.

“The recent accomplishments of Lanny and Richie truly reinforce our commitment to being a comprehensive resource to help builders incorporate more green elements in their home building efforts,” said Tracy Frye, senior contract marketing manager at Whirlpool Corporation. “They represent the first of many Whirlpool Corporation sales professionals who are working closely with the building industry to help set the pace for sustainable construction.”

The GCP curriculum includes training by leading building industry practitioners on a range of topics. These include strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction; reduced homeowner maintenance through green building; and how green homes offer improved indoor air quality. Lanny and Richie are required to maintain their designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every three years, a portion of which pertains to green building activities.

Whirlpool Corporation has been at the forefront of sustainability for more than 30 years. The company is a global industry leader in developing high-performance appliances that help conserve the earth’s resources and allow homeowners to use energy and water more efficiently.

With more than 600 ENERGY STAR(R) qualified and additional water- and energy-efficient appliances to choose from in its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation provides numerous appliance packages that save water and energy and promote healthy indoor air quality.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion, more than 73,000 employees, and 72 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.

For more information on Whirlpool Corporation and its offerings for building professionals, please visit insideadvantage.com or call 1-800-253-3977.