From 2004 to 2012 he served as president of the Kohler Global Power Group, a leader in engines, generators, switchgear, transfer switches and controllers for the residential, small business, marine, industrial, mobile and rental markets worldwide. Prior to joining Kohler Co., he was president of the engine group at Navistar International Corp. from 2002 to 2004.
From 1975 to 2002 he worked for Briggs & Stratton Corp., where he rose within the company through a number of administrative and senior executive positions. He is on the board of directors of the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin as well as the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
He earned a bachelor of science degree from Marquette in 1977 and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette in 1984. He is a former member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and received the College of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award in 2003.
He is a member of the Marquette University Archbishop Henni Founders Society and the Marquette University President's Society.