Kohler Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Talent Pipeline & Acquisition Search


CHICAGO (Feb. 4, 2021) ― Kohler, a household name in kitchen and bath products, has retained Hanold Associates for its Director, Talent Pipeline & Acquisition search. Ashley Schiele and Keri Gavin are leading the search for this key role.

Talent is a critical part of Kohler’s growth trajectory, and the organization is seeking to refine and optimize its in-house talent acquisition function. Reporting directly to VP of Talent and Diversity Bridget Penney, the Director of Talent Pipeline & Acquisition will be responsible for building and operationalizing a global TA strategy for Kohler. This leader will assess, expand and optimize global recruitment, standing up an efficient and proactive TA function from entry-level and campus to executive-level hiring. Overseeing a broader team of 16 or more, this leader will build out a diverse pipeline of talent, working closely with other HR and business leaders to best assess their talent needs.

Kohler is a market leader in kitchen and bath products, engines and generators, decorative products and world-class resorts and golf courses. For over 140 years, the company has led the industries it serves in innovation and design. It employs more than 38,000 associates with 48 manufacturing plants, 30 brands and operations in more than 50 countries.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.