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Briggs & Stratton appoints Liotine as CEO

By Brock Huffstutler

September 10, 2023

Joe Liotine

Joe Liotine

Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee, has appointed Joe Liotine as its CEO, 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 (COO), where he led the global KitchenAid business, had global responsibility for product development, R&D, sourcing, IT, building operations and driving growth.

Prior to his role as COO, Liotine was president of Whirlpool’s North American business, senior vice president product and brand marketing, general manager Canada operations, sales general 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,” Liotine said. “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.”