Milwaukee, Wis. — Briggs & Stratton announced the appointment of Joe Liotine as chief executive officer, effective Aug. 29, 2023.

Liotine joins Briggs & Stratton after serving 18 years in senior roles at Whirlpool Corp., most recently as president and chief operating officer where he led the Global KitchenAid business, had global responsibility for product development, R&D, sourcing and IT, and was instrumental in building world-class operations and driving growth.

Prior to his role as chief operating officer, Liotine was president of Whirlpool’s North American business, SVP product and brand marketing, general manager Canada operations, sales heneral manager and senior strategy director. 

“I am delighted to be joining Briggs & Stratton and look forward to working closely with the talented Briggs’ team to provide market leading products and services to our customers and to drive the continued growth and success of Briggs & Stratton,” said Liotine. “Briggs & Stratton has over 110 years of experience, is trusted by millions of people around the world and is backed by the largest service network in the industry. It is ideally placed to take advantage of the multiple market opportunities and I am delighted to be leading this great business at this exciting time.”

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