Electrolux has named former Sears executive Nolan Pike as SVP and GM of its North American cooking business.
Pike most recently worked for Sears as their Kenmore brand VP and GM and as the top merchant for Sears Home Appliances, the nation’s largest appliance retailer. Additionally, Pike spent many years in manufacturing and led the development, launch and product management of several notable cooking lines.
“We produce one out of every three ovens shipped in North America,” said Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux major appliances, North America. “When you align a strong talent like Nolan with North America’s largest cooking business, it is a win for consumers and the appliance market. Nolan’s product knowledge and ability to merchandise complements our brand strength and our commitment to innovation.”
Pike has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio, and an MBA from Lehigh University. He will report directly to Truong and will be a member of the company’s North American leadership team. He will join the company Dec. 2 and will be based in Charlotte.
Pike replaces John Terzo, current head of the cooking business, who is retiring after 32 years with the company. As head of the division since 1996, Terzo is credited with leading the Electrolux cooking business to its number one position in North America. He will work closely with Pike and the Electrolux team to ensure a smooth transition.