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Marquis Who's Who Honors Phillip C. Hombroek for Expertise in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research and Development

Phillip C. Hombroek is lauded for his work as the engineering director at Midea America Corporation

One of Mr. Hombroek's most remarkable accomplishments was not just his individual success, but his ability to foster a team from the ground up at Midea America Corporation.

    PROSPECT, KY, May 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Phillip C. Hombroek has been recognized for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Hombroek currently serves as the engineering director for the laundry team at Midea America Corporation, a role he has held since 2021. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading research and development of a portfolio of North American Laundry products which also includes monitoring regulatory change and ensuring compliance for all major appliances manufactured by the company. His work also involves collaboration with industry leaders to improve and drive regulatory standards that impact the home appliances industry. Mr. Hombroek notably represents Midea on standards counsels for UL and AHAM which involves laboratory procedural standards for evaluating energy, safety and performance standards for major home appliances. Additionally, he plays a crucial role in developing innovations and patent development for home laundry products throughout the U.S.

One of Mr. Hombroek's most remarkable accomplishments was not just his individual success, but his ability to foster a team from the ground up at Midea America Corporation. He took great pride in coaching and mentoring his team, guiding them to develop a strategy that established a well-known, long-term brand in the U.S. Before being named as a director, Mr. Hombroek notably spent over five years in research and development as a regulatory manager for the organization from 2015 to 2021.

Recruited from GE Appliances, Mr. Hombroek's career included several significant contributions where he held various roles, including as a regulatory manager from 2013 to 2015, execution leader for home laundry between 2011 and 2012, platform leader for home laundry from 2008 to 2011, and program manager for new product development for the profile brand Side-by-Side between 2003 and 2008. Beyond his corporate roles, Mr. Hombroek has an extensive and commendable military background, having served both as an active-duty naval officer between 1989 and 2000 and as a naval reserve officer between 2001 and 2017. He held numerous roles as an officer such as Combat Systems officer of USS Caron, Commanding Officer of Amphibious Squadron detachment Eight, and Chief Staff Officer of US Fleet Forces Maritime Operations Center, Greensboro and retired as commander with 28yrs of total service.

Mr. Hombroek's success can be attributed to a solid foundation in education and personal influences that shaped his early interest in engineering and leadership. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida in 1988. Additionally, Mr. Hombroek received certification as a Six Sigma master black belt.

Mr. Hombroek's leadership extends beyond his professional duties into significant industry involvement. Most notably, he has served as the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers deputy chair, demonstrating his commitment to advancing industry standards and practices. Outside of his career, Mr. Hombroek is deeply involved in various extracurricular activities and associations that reflect his commitment to community service. He actively participates in local volunteer activities and various other veterans' organizations.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hombroek has been honored with having 19 U.S. patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has also been recognized for his service by being decorated with a Meritorious Medal, four U.S. Navy Commendation Medals, three Navy Achievement Medals and various other campaign and unit awards. Looking toward future opportunities, Mr. Hombroek aims to continue innovating within his field, with the aspiration of having some of his company's products featured in major showrooms. He also envisions leading a larger team in research and development efforts.

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