TAG: Fred Whyte

People on the Move: Former Stihl president dies; Primera appoints interim CEO; Kawasaki Engines names vp; and more from Fockele, Ruppert, Douglas, K-Rain, Bayer CropScience

July 18, 2017By

Fred Whyte, former president of Stihl, died July 7 in Virginia Beach, Va., after a battle with cancer. He was 70. Whyte began his Stihl career in 1971, working as a regional manager for Stihl American, following in the footsteps of his father, who also worked for the company. Whyte moved up the ranks and eventually took over Stihl’s expansion and operations in... read more

People on the Move: Stihl’s Fred Whyte, ELM, Ruppert

January 6, 2016By

Stihl’s outgoing president, Fred Whyte, will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors following his retirement in December. He also will act in an advisory role by providing strategic counsel to the incoming president, Bjoern Fischer, and his executive management team. Whyte has worked with Stihl for more than 44 years and served as president for the... read more

Stihl president will retire this year

June 29, 2015By

Stihl President Fred Whyte will retire at the end of this year. Bjoern Fischer, Stihl’s current vice president of finance, will assume the duties of president beginning in 2016. Whyte has been with Stihl for 44 years, and he has served as president for 23 years. “It has been a great privilege to lead Stihl and to be a part... read more

Stihl consolidates distribution sites to form Midwest Stihl

January 27, 2015By

Stihl is relocating operations for its Mississippi Valley Stihl of Peoria, Ill., and Midwest Stihl of Hayward, Wis., to establish a new single distribution site in the Village of Cottage Grove, Wis. The new operation, known as Midwest Stihl will serve customers throughout the mid-northern region of the U.S. “We are extremely pleased to announce this new distribution location in... read more

Stihl marks 40 years of U.S. manufacturing

October 17, 2014By

Stihl recognized its 40th anniversary of manufacturing in the U.S. with an Oktoberfest-themed celebration during its national sales meeting. The company got its start in 1974, when fewer than 50 employees assembling one model of chain saw in a rented warehouse. It now manufactures more than 275 model variations, exports to more than 90 countries and employs more than 2,100 nationwide. “Our... read more