Davide Cabri

Davide Cabri

Interest

I've practiced Aikido for many years reaching the level of Sho - Dan in 1991.

I enjoy to play Golf with my friends and colleagues continuously working on my Handicap.

Summary

High energy, objective oriented with great ability to understand the "big" picture

Broad experience in home appliance product development

Team builder with deep knowledge on product creation and robust design processes

Customer focused, passionate about innovative solutions

Wide experience on regional/global product development organizations

Mature experience to work with global network and remote locations

Work History

Work History
Dec 2007 - Present

Engineering Director

Whirlpool Europe

Head of the Cooking Global Built-In Product Development Center

  • Lead the global product development for the Cooking Built-In platforms
  • Execute the product development plans as per the category strategy
  • More than 150 direct reports in 5 sites around the globe (Italy, USA, Brazil, Poland, India)
  • Total budget managed more than 15M $ (investment excluded)
  • Lead the cost competitiveness actions for the Built-In platforms
  • Lead the Quality Delivery Team of the Cooking category in Europe
  • Lead the product creation and robust design processes for the Built-In platforms
Nov 2006 - Nov 2007

Global Induction Strategy Leader

Whirlpool Europe

Define and Execute the Induction Strategy Globally

  • Build the necessary core competency on Induction Technology
  • Defined and executed the Global Business Strategy as assigned by the Corporation
  • Manage the external partnership with a business partner
  • Execute the multi-year product plan on a global base/footprint
Apr 2003 - Oct 2006

Sr Engineering Manager

Whirlpool Europe

Built-In Oven Platform Manger – North American Region

  • Lead the product development of the North American Built-In Ovens
  • 22 direct reports located in 3 differnet sites around the globe
  • Total engineering budget managed 3-5 M $
  • Manage the product plan execution in the US/Canadian market
  • Manage the Quality improvement actions as well as the year over year cost competitiveness targets for the NA Oven platforms
Apr 2002 - Apr 2003

Engineering Manager

Whirlpool Europe

Global Cooktop Platform Manger

  • Lead the product development of the European and North American Cooktops
  • 16 direct reports located in 3 different sites around the globe
  • Total engineering budget managed 1.5-3 M $
  • Manage the product plan execution in the respective comercialization countries
  • Manage the Quality improvement actions as well as the year over year cost competitiveness targets for the Global Cooktop platforms
Jan 1999 - Mar 2002

Manager

Whirlpool Europe

Global Laboratory Manager

  • Transform the regional laboratories operations and product approval into a global competent site for cooking products
  • Created a team of 15 people, Approval Engineers, Codes Engineers, Technicians, Cooking specialists and Model Shop
  • Build the appropriate competencies and the capabilities to test and approve the cooking product worldwide
  • Managed a department expense budget of 1-2 M $
Apr 1989 - Dec 1998

Whirlpool Europe

Held several growing positions in the European development center of cooking products. Operated in the Quality department, Product Approval Laboratory, Product Development Laboratory and then entered in project teams. Developed roles of electronic system engineer, technical leader and ultimately project leader of projects with increasing importance to the business.

Education

Education
1982 - 1987

Diploma

Istituto Tecnico Industriale