KOHLER, Wis. – Kohler Engines President Tom Cromwell has appointed Brian Melka to the role of vice president for the Americas.

In this new role leading Kohler Engines business in the Americas, Melka will identify and drive key business strategies to continue business growth through Kohler Engines’ expanding product line and key customer partnerships.

Prior to Kohler, Melka served in numerous leadership capacities at Milwaukee-based Rexnord, Inc. and Providence (R.I.)-based Textron, Inc. He 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.