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Kohler Engines Names Thomas G. Cromwell as Its New President

March 2009

KOHLER, Wis. – March 31, 2009 – Thomas G. Cromwell has been appointed President-Kohler Engine business for Kohler Co.

Cromwell will lead and manage the Kohler Engines business, including its operations in Kohler, Wis., Hattiesburg, Miss., Mexico and China. He will be responsible for driving business improvement initiatives that optimize capacity, cost, quality and customer service.  Cromwell reports to Dick Fotsch, President-Kohler Global Power Group.

In naming Cromwell, Fotsch said, “I am confident that the experience, capabilities and management style that Tom brings will be a great addition to our Kohler Engine Business. Throughout his career, he’s held diverse assignments that involved product launches, growth, reorganization and international business challenges, all of which he handled successfully and will provide great experience in his position as President here at Kohler.”

Cromwell joins Kohler after a successful career at Modine Manufacturing Co., in Racine, Wisconsin. There, he last served as Regional Vice President-Americas, responsible for Modine’s OEM business operations. During his 18 years with the company, he also held a series of general management positions in Modine’s commercial products division, electronics cooling division, and heavy duty division.

Cromwell earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and will complete his executive MBA this spring from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

About Kohler Co.  (www.KohlerEngines.com)
Within the Kohler Global Power Group, Kohler Co. and its affiliate Lombardini, Srl manufacture gasoline engines from 4-40 hp, and diesel engines from 6-64 hp marketed worldwide under the brand names KOHLER and LOMBARDINI. Also within the Kohler Global Power Group are Kohler Power Systems and affiliate SDMO Industries S.A.S, manufacturing generators (marine, residential, industrial and mobile) that are marketed worldwide under the brands KOHLER and SDMO. The group’s Kohler Rental business provides temporary power, climate control and luxury restrooms to the industrial, commercial, disaster recovery and event markets throughout the U.S.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin-USA, Kohler Co. is one of the oldest and largest privately-held companies in the United States.  Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

 

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