Kohler Retains Hanold Associates for VP of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Search


Kohler has retained Hanold Associates for their Vice President, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion search. Keri Gavin, Katrina Prospero and Ashley Schiele are leading the search.

For more than 140 years, Kohler Company has led the industries it serves in innovation and design. Today, that same spirit of initiative and invention lives on at Kohler and in each of its four business units. The company is a market leader in kitchen and bath products, engines and generators and decorative products. They also own several world-class resorts and golf courses.

The company is headquartered 50 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Michigan. Privately held by the Kohler family for four generations, the Kohler Co. has grown book value over the last 40 years by an average of more than 10% per year. It intends to keep growing its  businesses (Kitchen & Bath Group, Power Group, and Hospitality and Real Estate Group) and remain private.

Kohler employs more than 38,000 associates with 48 manufacturing plants, 30 brands, and operations in more than 50 countries. It continues to build on its mission of contributing to a higher level of gracious living for those touched by its products and services.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Stewardship and Sustainability, Laura Kohler, the Vice President, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion will lead all programs related to Talent, Diversity and Inclusion throughout the organization. This leader will align with senior teams throughout the organization to define an overarching talent and leadership vision while bringing technology forward to enable the talent programs where impact is essential.

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