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Nidec Global Appliance announces new president

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Guilherme Almeida, the appointed executive, started at the company as an intern in 2006.

Nidec Global Appliance new president Guilherme Almeida. image credit: Nidec Global
Nidec Global Appliance new president Guilherme Almeida. image credit: Nidec Global

Nidec Global Appliance, a global provider of solutions for the residential and commercial appliances industries, has appointed Guilherme Almeida as the new president of its worldwide operations. With 11 000 employees across 9 countries, the company produces and commercialises Embraco refrigeration solutions and Nidec motors for washing machines, dryers and dishwashers.

Almeida started in 2006 his career at Embraco (acquired by Nidec Corporation in 2019) as an intern in the Research & Development department. Since then, he has increased his responsibilities within the business working in different areas such as Operations, Finance, Controlling, Supply Chain and Marketing, including four years in the company’s facilities in China. After the acquisition of Embraco by Nidec Corporation and its integration into the Nidec Global Appliance business platform, Almeida became Strategic Planning and Institutional Relations vice-president, responsible for globally managing M&As (mergers and acquisitions), strategy development, business intelligence and new business opportunities.

His new role is part of a transition process that started in April 2022, when Nidec Global Appliance appointed him as deputy president. He replaced Valter Taranzano, who assumed the positions of senior vice president of Nidec Corporation and CEO & president of Nidec Appliances, Commercial & Industrial Motors (ACIM), a business unit inside Nidec Corporation that comprises Nidec Global Appliance, Commercial & Industrial and U.S Motors business platforms.

“I’m honoured to be appointed to this role in the company to which I have been dedicating my career for the last 16 years. I’m fully committed and excited to lead our team to continue building Nidec Global Appliances´s successful story, making a difference in the market and to our people,” states Almeida. “My journey within the company reflects its robust people development processes and succession planning,” he adds.

In his new duties, the executive is responsible for the Nidec Global Appliance Platform, aiming for the continuous growth of home and commercial appliances business segments, and for all functions within the platform, strongly collaborating with the ACIM leadership team and goals. His nomination signifies the continuity of Nidec Global Appliance’s positioning and further strengthening of its initiatives in innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

“Nidec Global Appliance is leading a transformation in the industries it operates in, by offering disruptive energy-efficient motors and refrigeration solutions to the market. I am proud to see Almeida in this development process and I am confident that he will lead the business to an even stronger position in the market,” says Taranzano.