Whirlpool Corp. announced Jeff M. Fettig is its new chairman and CEO following the retirement June 30 of David R. Whitman, who held the position since 1987. Fettig had been the company's president and chief operation officer and was elected to the board in 1999. He joined the company in 1981 and held positions including vice president of marketing of the Philips Whirlpool Appliance Group and of the KitchenAid Appliance Group, and vice president, group marketing and sales of the North American Appliance Group.