Undated (AP) _ Mattag Corp announced Thursday that Joseph F. Fogliano will join the company as executive vice president and president of the North American appliance group effective July 15.

The appliance group position has been vacant since Maytag chairman and chief executive Leonard A. Hadley was promoted from them in 1990.

Fogliano was president and CEO of Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc., a former RCA-General Electric division, until he resigned earlier this year. Fogliano had been a GE executive before the division's sale to the French conglomerate Thomson SA in 1988.

Maytag is headquartered in Newton, Iowa.