Posted June 12, 2020

Kohler Power promotes Melka

Kohler Co. has appointed Brian Melka group president – Power.

Melka reports to David Kohler, president & CEO. Prior to this appointment, Melka served as president – Engines since February 2019.

As group president, Brian is responsible for accelerating growth and profitability of the global Power Group businesses: Power Systems, Kohler Engines, Clarke Energy and Kohler Uninterruptible Power.

Melka 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, he 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.

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 Managemen 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.