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James Loree, Whirlpool Board of DirectorsJames M. Loree

Board of Directors

James M. Loree was appointed a director of Whirlpool Corporation in December 2017. He is a member of the audit committee and human resources committee of the board of directors.

Loree is the former chief executive officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a position he held from 2016 to June, 2022. He also served on the board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. during that time. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. from 2016 until February 2021. Loree had served as president and chief operating officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. from January 2013 until August 2016. Previously he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a position he held beginning in 2009, first with The Stanley Works prior to its merger with Black & Decker, which was completed in March 2010.

Prior to joining The Stanley Works as vice president and chief financial officer in 1999, Loree was employed with the General Electric Company where he had various operating and financial management positions of increasing responsibility starting in 1980 until his departure in 1999.

Loree holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College, where he serves as a trustee. He is also a director of Hartford Hospital and is a director of the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation.