Electrolux Home Care Products Canada Inc.

Electrolux Home Care Products Canada Inc.

October 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Electrolux Canada Appoints Ride as New President

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - Electrolux Home Care Products (EHCP) has named Scott Ride President, Electrolux Home Care Products Canada (EHCP Canada) and Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems (ECVS, formerly Beam Industries). In this role, Ride will oversee global central vacuum responsibilities for Electrolux. Ride, who will also join the North American leadership team, replaces Russ Minick, who was recently named President and CEO of EHCP.

"Scott has been instrumental in developing the overall floor care business in Canada and we look forward to leverage his deep understanding of the industry in our global operations and business," said Minick. "Scott already is very familiar with the ECVS team, operation and products, and I'm confident that his success in Canada is just the beginning of his impact on this company."

Ride has led the Canadian business since mid-2005, increasing its market share and leading Electrolux to stand out in a globally competitive environment.

"Electrolux has a long history of providing dynamic, top-quality products in an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Ride. "Our product offerings are diverse and our technology is world class. I'm looking forward to working with our customers, suppliers and channel partners to promote our brands and further expand our market presence."

Ride has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience at top tier companies. Prior to joining Electrolux, Ride was Senior Brand Manager at Maytag Canada, where he was responsible for managing corporate brand development and external communications, advertising, event marketing, marketing communications, public relations, strategic initiatives, marketing communications, and research.

Ride will continue to reside in Toronto while strategically splitting his time between Mississauga, Ontario, where he leads the EHCP Canada team; Webster City, Iowa, where ECVS is based; and Bloomington, Ill., where EHCP is headquartered. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Bishop's University.

About Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.

Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc. (EHCP) leverages consumer driven insight to manufacture and market innovative floor care products under its well-known Eureka and Electrolux consumer brands. The company also sells high-quality commercial products under its Sanitaire brand name and central vacuums made by its Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems division (formerly known as Beam Industries). EHCP is based in Bloomington, Ill., and is a part of The Electrolux Group. Visit www.electroluxca.com, www.eureka.com, www.sanitairevac.com or www.beamvac.com for more information.

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