President, Kohler Engines
Brian Melka is the President of Kohler Engines, based in Kohler, WI. Kohler is one of the largest global producers of air and liquid-cooled gasoline and Diesel engines from 3hp to 134hp.
Melka joined Kohler Co. in 2013 and leads a diverse global team that identifies and drives key business strategies to continue the business’s record growth through innovative products, key customer partnerships, service strength and development of talent to promote business success.
Prior to Kohler, Melka senior leadership roles with Rexnord, LLC and Textron, Inc. including the successful development and launch of off-highway hybrid electric equipment more than 10 years ago.
Melka holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Change Management coach. He is an active Board Member of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).
Serving millions of customers every year, Kohler is a global leader in gasoline and Diesel engine technology for off-highway equipment. Headquartered in Kohler, WI, the Engines business serves the world market from operating and sales offices spanning more than 15 countries globally.