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Rocki Rockingham Joins GE Appliances as Chief Human Resources Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has named Rocki Rockingham chief human resources officer. Most recently, Rockingham was the senior vice president of global human resources for Newell Brands Appliances & Cookware based in Boca Raton, Florida.


In addition to leading all facets of human resources, Rockingham will be a key member of the GEA executive leadership team focused on strategy to fuel the company’s U.S. expansion and responsible for building upon the recent global Great Place to Work recognition to create a premier workplace culture that attracts and retains the best talent.

With more than two decades of responsibility for the highest levels of strategic HR and communications at companies such as General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Jarden and Newell Brands, Rockingham offers a unique blend of experiences, which are critical capabilities to enable and shape organizational change and transformation, both key focus areas at GE Appliances.

We are thrilled to have Rocki join the team with the breadth of her experiences in numerous industries and businesses to further enable GE Appliances as an employer of choice,” said Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer for GE Appliances. “It takes great people with diverse backgrounds to effectively serve U.S. consumers. Creating a winning culture that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit where employees can develop their passions to serve consumers is what it’s all about. I’m confident that Rocki can help us achieve our goals.”

Throughout her career, Rockingham has served on numerous boards, volunteered at and sponsored charitable events, mentored youth, and consistently given her time to make a difference. She has worked extensively with community and civic groups to help improve and manage community, diversity and civic initiatives.

Rockingham was most recently engaged in the South Florida community. She has served on the Board of Directors for LifeNet4Families of Broward County as the chair and an officer of the SOS Children’s Villages Florida. She also served in numerous board roles for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the GreateBoca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the West Boca Medical Center Governing Board, the Literacy Coalition for the Palm Beaches and others.

Rockingham was the recipient of the ATHENA Individual award for outstanding leadership presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. She has also been recognized as a Woman of Distinction in Palm Beach County, one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, Florida, a Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND Award winner, and numerous other awards and recognition.

Rockingham replaces Tom Quick, who announced his retirement in April after eight years with GE Appliances.

My thanks to Tom for all he has done for GE Appliances, and especially his leadership in workforce development where he has made a lasting difference in the Louisville community with our public schools and ensuring a robust apprenticeship pipeline for manufacturers in the city,” Nolan said.

Seven things to know about Rocki Rockingham

1. Rocki grew up in the St. Louis area.

2. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Journalism from McKendree University.

3. During her career, Rocki has worked in roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, labor relations, communications, community relations and public affairs.

4. Rocki is a sports and car enthusiast.

5. She was also a collegiate athlete.

6. Rocki and her husband Darrel are relocating to Louisville.

7. Rocki believes that everyone can make a difference, that even the smallest pebble selflessly thrown into a pond can initiate untold positive effects.

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances strives to make the world a better place, and its team is committed to leading in the communities where employees live and work. A purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization, GE Appliances believes there is always a better way. It sells products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE® Appliances, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, water heaters and small appliances. For more information, visit www.geappliancesco.com.

Contacts

Julie Wood, GE Appliances, a Haier company

(502) 741-1557 or [email protected]

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GE Appliances Recognized as an Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplace

Award celebrates Top 50 employers displaying leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Appliances, a Haier company, today announced its recognition as one of the 2021 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces®. This annual award recognizes the top 50 employers across the U.S. that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.


We’re a company committed to putting people first, and that starts with having a meaningful, innovative and engaging workplace experience for everyone,” said Kevin Nolan, president and CEO of GE Appliances. “When we remove barriers and create opportunities that allow our people to pursue their passions and thrive, we’re able to deliver world-class products and support to our owners, customers and communities in the best ways possible.”

A panel of 15 judges comprised of employee engagement academics, industry analysts, thought leaders, journalists, and influencers evaluated award applicants.

Winners were selected based on Achievers’ Eight Elements of Employee Engagement®: Accountability & Performance, Belonging, Equity & Inclusion, Culture Alignment, Manager Empowerment, Professional & Personal Growth, Purpose & Leadership, Recognition & Rewards, and Wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a myriad of challenges for businesses and their workforce. But these unprecedented times also offered an opportunity for organizations to support their people. Companies that prioritized employee experience, recognition, and employee voice have seen increased productivity, higher employee engagement, and stronger loyalty,” said Jeff Cates, president and CEO at Achievers. “This year’s Achievers 50 Most Engaged winners embody what it means to be a ‘people-first’ business and have proven how the prioritization of employee experience can help an organization withstand even the most difficult of times.”

In addition to earning the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® award, this year GE Appliances was certified as a Great Place to Work™, named one of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media), and received a perfect score for the fourth year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

For more information about Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces®, visit achievers.com/engaged.

We’re Hiring!

Looking to grow your career at a company that puts its people first? Visit our careers page at https://careers.geappliances.com/

About GE Appliances

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.” We’re creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives.

Since 1907, we’ve built innovative, quality products that are trusted in half of all U.S. homes. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, wine & beverage centers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters.

To learn more about our company, brands, Corporate Citizenship efforts, economic impact, and working for GE Appliances, visit geappliancesco.com

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Contacts

Daniel Kemp, Senior Specialist, Corporate Citizenship Communications

[email protected]

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GE Appliances Earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification™

Designation shows GE Appliances is one of the best companies to work for in the country

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Appliances, a Haier company, today announced it has earned the global Great Place to Work recognition, a prestigious award based entirely on what employees have to say about their work experience.


This year, 81% of employees said GE Appliances is a great place to work – beating the national average of 59% for a typical U.S.-based company by 22 percentage points. Results also showed 89% of employees said they felt welcome upon joining the company.

This is a tremendous win that underscores a fundamental priority of our company: taking care of our people,” said Kevin Nolan, president and CEO of GE Appliances. “We know that building world-class appliances for our customers and owners starts with world-class people behind our products—and we appreciate all that our employees do. At GE Appliances, we strive to offer a culture and experience that supports the ideas, aspirations, and wellbeing of everyone and helps us become the employer of choice for top, diverse talent globally and across the U.S.”

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust.

Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that GE Appliances is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

GE Appliances believes in putting people first. In addition to a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, the company offers several programs that help employees focus on their wellbeing and the health of their families. These include its award-winning “WellWithin” initiative and a paid parental leave policy providing up to 12 weeks leave for new parents.

The company has also earned the “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign four years in a row and has been recognized as one of the “Healthiest Workplaces in America” by Healthiest Employers.

We’re Hiring!

Looking to grow your career at a company that puts its people first? Visit our careers page at https://careers.geappliances.com/

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances strives to make the world a better place and is committed to leading in the communities where its 14,000 employees live and work. A purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization, GE Appliances believes there is always a better way. Its corporate headquarters is in Louisville, Ky., and it sells products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE® Appliances, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Its appliances, which are in half of all U.S. homes., include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, water heaters, wine & beverage centers, and small appliances.

About Great Place to Work Certification

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and geappliancesco.com for more news and updates from GE Appliances.

Contacts

Daniel Kemp, Senior Specialist, Corporate Citizenship Communications

[email protected]