Joe started his career with General Electric upon graduation from college with a degree in economics. He spent seven years at GE and moved through a succession of higher-level jobs until he was the Sales Manager in charge of all sales in California. As a promising young manager at GE, Joe caught the attention of Whirlpool Corporation, where Joe found a home.
During his years at Whirlpool, he held several different jobs, and in 1987 he was promoted to the Director of Sales for the Western half of the United States. In 2000, he became the National Director of Sales and Distribution for North America. During his long career, he managed national retailers like Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, Best Buy, and all the Key Accounts and Independent Retail stores in the USA. Joe was also responsible for all the builder business and managed national home builders, like DR Horton and Toll Brothers.
Joe Higgins presents his decades of wisdom and experience as a keynote speaker, seminar leader, and consultant. Joe has also spoken in other venues like business conferences, annual conventions, association meetings, workshops, fundraisers, etc.
During his 35 years at Whirlpool, Joe spent a great deal of his energy cultivating winning strategies with his team through initiatives in teaching leadership, creating a high-performance culture, providing impeccable customer service, and building healthy teams through his lifelong example. Joe also made economic projections for his teams that became known in the organization and the industry as “Higgonomics.”
The knowledge and insight Joe brings to all these subjects come from his years of experience running a National Sales Organization known in the industry as one of the finest in the world.
Today Joe Higgins is a highly regarded public speaker and an experienced business consultant. As a former executive with an ability to motivate, he can inspire your organization to embark on their own Quest 4 Quality, just like he did with the Whirlpool Corporation.