Maytag shakes up senior sales force

Maytag shakes up senior sales force
Date January 26, 2005
Section(s) Local News
Maytag Corp. today announced that Paul J. Bognar will assume a new role as senior vice president, sales, effective Feb. 1.

Bognar, currently vice president and general manager, Canada, for Maytag International, will replace Christopher D. Wignall, who will assume a new role working on special projects focused on Maytag‘s growth initiatives. Both will report directly to Ralph F. Hake, Maytag chairman and CEO.

In his new assignment, Bognar will be responsible for leading Maytag‘s field sales organization in developing and executing strategies to achieve profitable sales growth through the organization’s various customer channels.

“Paul is a very talented member of our senior leadership team, and I am very pleased to announce his new appointment,” Hake said. “Paul’s demonstrated leadership in his current role with Maytag International, as well as his tremendous customer-focused discipline, will provide our sales organization with new energy and urgency for driving business results.”

Bognar, 45, joined Maytag in 2002 as general manager, Canada, for Maytag International. He was named vice president and general manager in 2004. He brings more than 20 years of sales and general management experiences to his new assignment with Maytag, including previous positions at Whirlpool, Panasonic and Kohler.

Wignall, 44, began his career with Admiral in 1983 and served in various executive positions with Maytag Corporation and Maytag Appliances, prior to becoming senior vice president, sales and marketing for Maytag Appliances in 2003. He was named senior vice president, sales, in 2004.


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