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Whirlpool EVP to speak at forum on energy efficiency

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.  -- Whirlpool announced that its EVP global product organization, David Szczupak, will be speaking at the fourth Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. CEST. His presentation will be a part of the opening plenary session and is titled, "Appliances...the Friendly Face of the Smart Grid."

In addition, Szczupak will discuss ways to make the national power grid more efficient and less vulnerable. According to Whirlpool, he will highlight the company's smart appliance tech demonstrations and will highlight the need for global cooperation between industry, government and legislation to create significant energy and costs savings for consumers and manufacturers, as well as a reduced impact on the environment.

"We are delighted to welcome Szczupak to the world's premier dialogue on energy efficiency and clean energy," said Kateri Callahan, president of the U.S.-based Alliance to Save Energy. "As a prominent voice in the industry, he will be an invaluable contributor, and will showcase the innovative thinking of Whirlpool."

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