Summary: Leonard A. Hadley
Leonard Hadley retired as chairman and chief
executive officer of the Maytag Corporation,
headquartered in Newton, Iowa, in August 1999. He
was a member of the firm's Board of Directors from
1985 to 1999. He returned to Maytag as president
and CEO from November 2000 to June 2001.
Born in Earlham, Iowa, Hadley received his BSC
degree in accounting from The University of Iowa in
1958, after which he studied law for a year. Prior to
enrolling at Iowa, Hadley attended Drake University
and served in the Army Signal Corps.
Hadley joined Maytag as a cost accountant in 1959 and held a number of
financial positions before becoming assistant controller in 1975. He was named
vice president of corporate planning in 1979 and president of the Maytag
Company in 1986. He was promoted to executive vice president of the
corporation in 1989. In that same year, he became head of the appliance group
and was named chief operating officer in February 1991 and CEO in April 1992.
He assumed the additional role of chairman in December 1992.
He has served as a director for numerous companies including Deere &