Whirlpool’s Missy Hodges
By Alan Wolf, YSN
The retirement in June of longtime vendor friend and partner Mark Hecht of Whirlpool has created a new opportunity for another BrandSource booster and former AVB merchant.
Melissa “Missy” Hodges, who joined Whirlpool earlier this year as Buy Group Operations Manager, has added sales to her retail responsibilities, making her new title Sales & Operations Manager Buy Groups.
Hodges is a 25-year veteran of the appliance and buying group businesses, having joined Maytag in 1996. There, she held customer service and military & rental roles, and variously served as a trainer, buy group manager, finance/customer relations manager, and Merchandising Manager for Lowe’s.
Hodges left Maytag after a decade for none other than BrandSource, where she served as Appliance Program Manager for five years. We’ll gloss over her next moves (stints at MEGA Group and Nationwide), and finally joined Whirlpool this past February.
Married with two daughters, Hodges still resides in Newton, Iowa, hometown to Maytag.
We congratulate Missy on her expanded responsibilities and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.