Kohler Power names new Group President
The Kohler Company has named Brian Melka as group president – power. He reports to David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Company. Before being promoted, Melka had been president – engines since February 2019.
As president of the power group, Melka provides full-scope strategic and operational leadership and is responsible for accelerating the growth and profitability of the global Power Group businesses: Power Systems, Kohler Engines, Clarke Energy, and Kohler Uninterruptible Power.
Melka joined Kohler in 2013 as vice president of 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 of Engines, Melka led the global engines business, including Engines Americas, Engines China, and Engines EMEA, executing strategic plans both for the gasoline and diesel markets.
His career includes senior leadership with Rexnord Inc. and Textron Inc., including vice president of global mining and product management, and director of product management and service.
Melka holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and International Business Certification from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a certified
Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Change Management coach.