Whirlpool is the largest home appliance maker in the U.S. and second largest in the world (after Sweden's AB Electrolux). Brands include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Bauknecht, Roper, Magic Chef, and Maytag. The Maytag Corporation was acquired by Whirlpool in early 2006. Whirlpool also makes Kenmore and Sears brand appliances for Sears. In 2006, Whirlpool had sales of $18 billion and profits of $433 million with 73,000 employees. 
Key executives and 2006 pay: 
- Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, $1,080,000
- Roy W. Templin, Chief Financial Officer, $541,000
- Paulo F. M. Periquito, President of Whirlpool International, $720,000
- Michael A. Todman, Director and President of Whirlpool International Division, $650,000
Selected members of the Board of Directors: 
- Michael F. Johnston, Also President and Chief Executive Officer, Visteon Corporation
- Arnold G. Langbo, Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kellogg Company
- Michael D. White, Also CEO of PepsiCo International and Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, Inc.
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