January 27, 2011 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has elected Edward Wajda, Vice President & General Manager, International as a Corporate Officer at its meeting held January 26th, 2011.
Mr. Wajda came to Briggs & Stratton in 2008 with over 15 years of global manufacturing experience, including global divisional start-ups, new market development and extensive business growth management. Most recently, he served as Sr. Vice President & General Manager for Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Sr. Vice President & General Manager for Healthtronics Corporation, and Divisional President, Jacuzzi Asia & Middle East
Ed holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a BS in Bio Engineering from DePaul University and is a 6 Sigma Black Belt.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America’s number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris® and Murray® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.