Haier America Announces Realignment of Strategic Product Business Divisions

NEW YORK-Haier America has realigned its business structure, creating three product business divisions to better focus its areas of business: the Air Conditioning Group (ACG), the White Goods Group (WGG), and the Digital Products Group (DPG). Each division will be fully responsible for profit and loss, product development, sales and marketing, quality, service, compliance, planning and purchasing, while shared services include finance, administration, logistics, information technology, legal, and branding and creative.

"This new direction for Haier enables integration from end to end at all levels and presents common objectives supported by a shared road map, while clearly defining measurements and performance throughout the organization," said Shariff Kan, president of Haier America.

The White Goods Group will be led by Bob Cunningham, executive vice president, who has been with the company since 2008 and previously served as senior vice president of Major Appliances-Product Innovations and Engineering. Cunningham has more than 30 years of experience in the white goods appliance industry.

The Air Conditioning Group will be led by Lintao Lu, executive vice president, who has been with the company since 2003 and previously served as senior vice president of Compact Appliances and Home Comfort-Product Innovations and Engineering. Lu has more than 25 years of experience in the air conditioning industry.

The Digital Products Group will continue to be led by Douglas Lane, president, who joined the company in July of 2010 with more than 20 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue


    May 2017

    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money