David Kohler

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David Kohler
Born (1966-06-27) June 27, 1966 (age 50)
Residence Kohler, Wisconsin
Education Duke University
Occupation CEO, Kohler Company
Spouse(s) Nina Kohler
Children 4
Parent(s) Herbert Kohler, Jr.

Karger David Kohler (born June 27, 1966) is the chief executive officer of the Kohler Company and is a member of the Kohler family of Wisconsin.

Early life and education[edit]

Kohler was born June 27, 1966 to Herbert Kohler, Jr. and Linda Kohler (née Karger).

Business career[edit]

Kohler began his work at the Kohler Company on summer jobs in 1983 and 1985 as a stable helper and as a caster of Wellworth bowls. After graduating from Duke University in 1988, he returned to the company for two years as a planning analyst. He then attended the Kellogg School of Management, receiving an MBA in 1992.[1]

Kohler has been the president and chief operating officer of the Kohler Company since 2009[2] and became president and chief executive officer of the company in April 2015.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kohler is married to Nina Brookhart and they reside in Kohler, Wisconsin. They have three children: Sam, Jack, and Catherine.[4] Kohler was previously married to Elizabeth Waddell with whom he had one child, Ashley.


  1. ^ "David Kohler '92". Alumni Profile. Kellogg School of Management. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kohler Co. names David Kohler as president". Milwaukee Business Journal. April 24, 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kohler Co. Board Elects Herb Kohler Executive Chairman". Kohler Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nina Kohler". Movers and Shakers Gala. Retrieved 22 November 2015.