MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) recently appointed David Frank as vice president of commercial engine sales. Briggs David FrankThe added position comes as part of Briggs and Stratton's refined focus and commitment to commercial engine consumers. In his new position, Frank's primary focus will include strategic planning, account sales and management, and establishing new partnerships with rental centers and OEMs.

"As we enhance the strength of our commercial division, we are excited to add David to our sales team," says Dave Rodgers, senior vice president and president of Briggs & Stratton engines group. "Between his extensive knowledge of outdoor power equipment and past sales experience, we are confident that he will bring substantial value to our commercial customers, and help us continue to reinforce our commitment to the commercial engine industry."

In his new position, Frank will oversee the commercial engine sales division and develop relationships with new and existing customers. In addition, he will be in charge of establishing new partnerships with OEMs, maintaining current relationships and managing the sales team.

Most recently, Frank served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Subaru Industrial Power Products division. Frank administered all engine, generator and pump sales, as well as new product development.

"I'm looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this role brings," Frank said. "Given my past sales experience and relationships with OEMs, I feel confident that I will be able to deliver exceptional strategic insight and overall service to our commercial customers."