KOHLER, Wis. – Nov. 11, 2013 – Kohler Engines President Tom Cromwell has appointed Brian Melka to the role of vice president for the Americas.
In this new role leading Kohler Engines business in the Americas, Melka will identify and drive key business strategies to continue business growth through Kohler Engines’ expanding product line and key customer partnerships.
“Brian is a seasoned global business leader,” Cromwell said. “His experience in a variety of key leadership positions will support our business initiatives moving forward.”
Prior to Kohler, Melka served in numerous leadership capacities at Milwaukee-based Rexnord Inc. and Providence (R.I.)-based Textron, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Change Management coach.
About Kohler Engines
Together Kohler Engines and Lombardini, a Kohler Company, have been manufacturing engines since the 1920s. Kohler Engines produces a wide range of gaseous, gasoline and diesel engines up to 74.3 hp, which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets. To learn more, visit www.KohlerEngines.com or www.facebook.com/kohlerengines or twitter.com/kohlerengines.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
Anne M. Smith APR
Assoc. PR Manager
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