Kohler Co., last week appointed Thomas Cromwell president of the Kohler Engine business. He will lead and manage the Kohler Engines business, including its operations in Kohler, Wis., Hattiesburg, Miss., Mexico and China. He will be responsible for driving business improvement initiatives that optimize capacity, cost, quality and customer service. Cromwell reports to Dick Fotsch, president-Kohler Global Power Group.
“I am confident that the experience, capabilities and management style that Tom brings will be a great addition to our Kohler Engine Business,” said Fotsch. “Throughout his career, he’s held diverse assignments that involved product launches, growth, reorganization and international business challenges, all of which he handled successfully and will provide great experience in his position as president here at Kohler.”
Cromwell joins Kohler after a successful career at Modine Manufacturing Co., in Racine, Wis. There, he last served as regional vice president-Americas, responsible for Modine’s OEM business operations. During his 18 years with the company, he also held a series of general management positions in Modine’s commercial products division, electronics cooling division, and heavy duty division.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors.