Briggs bolsters executive team

Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. has added Shaunna Balady to its executive team as vice president of corporate development.

Balady will lead the mergers and acquisitions team, as well as strategic planning activities for the manufacturer.

“I’m pleased to welcome Shaunna Balady to our executive team,” said Todd Teske, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton. “Shaunna brings unique technical and operational background strength to Briggs & Stratton and she will be instrumental in executing the company’s strategy to invest and grow in geographic expansion.”

Balady comes to Briggs & Stratton from GE Home & Business Solutions, where she was the business development leader with primary responsibility in overseeing all M&A activity for the business unit, while formulating the company’s external growth roadmap. Balady also served in strategic planning and acquisition positions at Rockwell Automation Inc. and  CNH Global.

Over her career, she has led and completed more than 30 transactions, including product, service and software related deals.

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