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TAG: Tom Cromwell

OPEI appoints new board member, hosts 66th annual meeting

July 2, 2018By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Board of Directors met in conjunction with the organization’s 66th annual meeting, installing its 2019-2019 leadership. The board welcomed incoming Chairman Tom Cromwell, group president, Kohler Power, Kohler Company. The board has also appointed Earl Bennett, president, Husqvarna Professional Products, to the board. “Earl Bennett is a longtime advocate for the outdoor power equipment... read more

Kohler Engines promotes Brian Melka to president

October 30, 2014By

Following Tom Cromwell’s promotion to group president of Kohler Power, the company promoted Brian Melka to president of Kohler Engines. Melka is responsible for the engines business in the Americas region, establishing strategic direction, managing operational demands, driving growth and profitability objectives and attracting and developing talent. In addition, he will have worldwide responsibility for new product development, marketing and... read more

Kohler unveils Command PRO EFI 824cc engine

October 1, 2014By

Kohler Engines added a new commercial engine to its existing Command PRO EFI lineup. The Command PRO EFI 824cc will be available on commercial mowers with 2015 model years, debuting on some mowers at GIE+EXPO, held Oct. 22-24 in Louisville, Ky. A propane version is slated for a later release in 2015. “This is the product, from a gas standpoint, I’m... read more

Kohler Engines president named head of Kohler Power

September 25, 2014By

Tom Cromwell, president of Kohler Engines since 2009, assumed responsibility for Kohler Co.’s worldwide power operations, reporting directly to David Kohler, president and COO. As the new group president of Kohler Power, Cromwell will provide strategic and operational leadership for the group’s engines and power systems businesses worldwide. He will be responsible for driving the growth and profitability of the... read more

OPEI dubs 2014-2015 officers, board of directors

July 21, 2014By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) named its 2014-2015 officers and board of directors during the OPEI annual meeting, held in Palm Beach, Fla., June 17-19. Officers for the 2014-2015 year include: Chairman Paul Mullet, president, Excel Industries; Vice Chair Lee Sowell, president, Techtronic Industries Co. Outdoor Products; and Secretary/Treasurer Tim Merrett, VP of A&T global platform and turf and utility,... read more

Kohler Engines designates VP

November 12, 2013By

Kohler Engines President Tom Cromwell appointed Brian Melka to vice president for the Americas. “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.” As vice president, Melka will identify and drive key business strategies to continue business growth through Kohler’s product line and customer... read more