Briggs & Stratton Corporation Adds Industry Veterans To Its Commercial Power Team

 Briggs & Stratton Corporation Adds Industry Veterans To Its Commercial Power

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 07, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:
BGG) is adding two commercial engine industry veterans to its Commercial Power
sales team. The Company is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Lockyear
as its Senior Director of Commercial Sales. Lockyear will oversee sales in
North America of the corporation's commercial engines, notably its Vanguard™
brand of engines. In addition, Rick Wendt has joined the Company as Director
of Commercial Sales, focusing on the light construction and utility commercial


Randy Lockyear comes to Briggs & Stratton from Kawasaki Motors Corp., where he
spent more than 20 years in a variety of leadership positions, most recently
as National Sales Manager North American/Australian Engine Sales. Rick Wendt
comes to the Company from American Honda Motor Company, Inc., where he spent
more than 30 years in multiple leadership roles within that organization, most
recently as National OEM Sales Manager for Honda engines.

"Randy and Rick are both respected leaders in the commercial and industrial
engine community and we're excited to have them lead our commercial sales
team," said Joe Wright, Senior Vice President and President, Briggs & Stratton
engines group. "We have made significant investments in commercial engine
innovation and product offerings over the past few years. The addition of
Randy and Rick, with their deep industry knowledge, significantly enhances the
strength of our commercial sales team and reinforces our commitment to growing
our commercial engine business and profitability."

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the
world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its
wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer of
portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its
Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs &
Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over
100 countries on six continents. For more information, visit

About Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power
Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Power is a leading provider of commercial engine
solutions. The Vanguard engine family is the Company's premier line of
gasoline, and liquid propane powered single cylinder and V-Twin engines from
5.5 to 36 gross horsepower that power commercial lawnmowers, light
construction equipment, utility vehicles, generators, pumps and a variety of
other commercial and industrial applications.

All Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power engines are backed by a network of
thousands of Authorized Commercial Service Centers worldwide. For more
information on engines in the Vanguard commercial engine line from Briggs &
Stratton Commercial Power, visit

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Contact: Laura Timm, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, 414-259-5333,
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