Briggs & Stratton Names New SVP and President

Briggs & Stratton named Michelle Kumbier as its new SVP and president of its turf and consumer products business.

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Briggs & Stratton added Michelle Kumbier as senior vice president and president of its Turf & Consumer Products business, which consists of the company's Ferris, Snapper, Simplicity, Billy Goat, Victa and Branco brands of commercial and residential outdoor power equipment. 

Kumbier joins Briggs & Stratton after more than 22 years at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., where she most recently served as COO. She has substantial experience leading transformations across multiple disciplines and driving improvements in overall operating results and customer satisfaction. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Kohler Co., and she now serves on the board of directors for Abbott Laboratories, Teledyne Technologies and Tenneco. 

In addition to Kumbier, Briggs & Stratton named Chuck Marckwardt, previously the vice president of operations and supply chain with Brasscraft Manufacturing Co.  —  a Masco Co., as its new vice president operations for its Turf & Consumer Products business. 

Kumbier is succeeding Harold Redman who served as the SVP and president of Turf & Consumer Products, and Marckwardt is succeeding Don Klenk who served as the vice president operations.