Home Economist / Fabric Care Specialist

Lucinda Ottusch is a senior home economist and fabric care specialist for the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science. Ottusch has spent more than a decade researching the washing and drying process to determine the most effective ways to care for clothes.

In addition to her work in the US market, Ottusch has spent extensive time traveling to Europe, Asia and South America to get a truly global perspective of consumers’ fabric care needs. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Ottusch worked in many home economics-related occupations, including teaching, demonstrating and sales. She has taught classes in cooking and adult education. With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, Ottusch is ideally suited to teach others about fabric care.