Whirlpool UK Appliances has announced the appointment of Alistair Dobson as supply chain director, UK & Ireland. Having worked for Whirlpool UK in various roles of increasing responsibility for over two decades, Alistair brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the domestic appliance industry to his new position.
Alistair began his career at Whirlpool UK in 1998 as a design engineer. In the subsequent years, he was promoted to various positions including service operations director, where he managed the field operations aspect of the business, including heading up a team of over 1,000 service engineers. In his most recent position, he was employed as head of field operations EMEA, overseeing the company’s strategic vision for the engineering field network across Europe. Alistair’s new position will involve leading the company’s supply chain operations, including overseeing its commitment to creating a circular economy.
Alistair said: “I have enjoyed nearly a quarter of a century at Whirlpool UK and I’m extremely proud to be continuing my career and embarking on a new challenge with the company. It’s more important than ever that our supply chain is strong, robust and resilient to ensure that our customers and valued retail partners can acquire the products they need at the right time. I look forward to applying the knowledge and experience that I have acquired throughout my career to build upon and further strengthen Whirlpool UK’s supply chain. Alongside this, I will ensure that we continue to manufacture innovative products that maintain high levels of quality, safety and resource efficiency, while promoting and investing in our commitment to sustainability.”
Lena Henry, MD, UK & Ireland, added: “We're delighted to welcome Alistair to his new position and we wish him the very best success. Alistair has dedicated his career with us here at Whirlpool UK and, as well as incorporating two major acquisitions, his role has been vital in improving our operations both in the UK and across the EMEA region. We are confident that his promotion will support us in the continued development and success of our company.”