Brian Melka Named Group President of Kohler Power. This is one of those things that doesn’t go unnoticed. Kohler, a galaxy of ICE specialists who includes Power Systems, Kohler Engines, Clarke Energy and Kohler Uninterruptible Power (UPS, battery banks, switchgear, power conditioning equipment, and more), has a new head. Melka reports to David Kohler, President and CEO. Prior to this appointment, Brian served as President – Engines since February 2019. An assignment just as the shipyard season enters into full swing and Kohler Engines is preparing to schedule the big season of industrial fairs, postponed to February (EIMA International and SIMA) and the relaunch after the lockdown.

Brian Melka Kohler Power

Brian Melka and Kohler Power

Brian Melka Kohler Power
Brian Melka

Followed by the official release of Kohler Power Group. “Brian joined Kohler Co. in 2013 as Vice President – Kohler Engines Americas, where he delivered consistent results and the best run of profitable growth in the history of the Engines business. In his most recent role as President – Engines, Brian oversaw leadership of the global engines business which includes Engines Americas, Engines China and Engines EMEA, and executed strategic plans for both the gasoline and diesel markets.

From Rexnord and Textron

He brings a passion for winning and building high performing teams. Prior to Kohler, he held senior leadership roles with Rexnord, Inc. and Textron, Inc. including, Vice President – Global Mining and Product Management, Director of Product Management and Service, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and holds International Business Certification from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Change Management coach”.







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