Briggs bolsters Commercial Power team

Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. has added two commercial engine experts to its Commercial Power sales team.

Randy Lockyear has been hired as senior director of commercial sales. He will manage North American sales for commercial engines. Lockyear has more than 20 years of experience at Kawasaki Motors Corp., most recently as national sales manager North America/Australian engine sales.

Rick Wendt has been named director of commercial sales. He will focus on the light construction and utility commercial business. Wendt has more than 30 years of experience at Honda Motor Co. Inc., 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 of Briggs’ 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.”

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