BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation experts will share their insights on the future of appliance design and how connectivity and the Internet of Things will change consumers' daily lives at the fourth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW).
The world's leading manufacturer of major home appliances will also showcase many of its innovative, award-winning products in several locations at DCW, which is the co-location of the National Association for Home Builders' International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The show, which brings together more than 80,000 design and construction professionals, is the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. DCW takes place in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 10-12, 2017.
"We're looking forward to sharing the expertise of our connectivity and design teams with our builder partners at Design & Construction Week," said Bob Bergeth, general manager of Contract Builder Sales at Whirlpool Corporation. "Our company's drive for consumer-focused innovation is unparalleled, which is reflected in the wide variety of appliances we will feature at the show."
Two Whirlpool Corporation experts – Christopher Kelson and Jason Tippetts – will be on hand to discuss the future of home appliances.
Christopher Kelson is Global Product Manager, Connected Home at Whirlpool Corporation. He will provide insights about the Internet of Things (IoT), connected appliances and consumer products.
"The best technology allows us to be more human," Kelson said. "Connectivity will allow us to personalize the in-home experience for our customers, allowing them to care for their families better, faster and smarter. Those insights are what drive our innovations."
Jason Tippetts, Global Brands Design Manager, has led several design initiatives at Whirlpool Corporation in the last nine years and will discuss appliance trends for 2017 and beyond.
"Our Global Consumer Design team has studied the cultures, behaviors and needs of diverse consumers, and we aim to bring those unique emotional and personal connections to life through design," he said.
In addition to featuring products in four homes in the Show Village neighborhood, Whirlpool Corporation is also showcasing Whirlpool brand products in the Organized Living booth (KBIS booth W5952), the Virginia Tech FutureHAUS (KBIS booth S588), Jenn-Air brand products in Miralis (KBIS booth S5105) and will be a featured sponsor of the Production Builders Executive Club, located in the West Hall.
Featured products include:
For more information, attendees can visit Whirlpool Corporation at booth P4 in the Outdoor Exhibits area, located outside behind the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center.
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SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation