Austin Rothbard has been appointed President, Baker. The appointment was announced by Rachel D. Kohler, Group President - Interiors and is effective immediately. In this position, Rothbard will oversee Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., which includes Baker Manufacturing, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores.
Bringing over 15 years of experience to Baker, with a distinguished work history and set of accomplishments, Rothbard will be responsible for directing all functional aspects of Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc. "Austin is the right leader to take Baker to the next level of performance," said Kohler. "It is his combination of leadership and experience that makes Austin the ideal president to guide Baker's future financially and strategically. I couldn't be more pleased with having him on board."
Most recently, Rothbard served as President, Brunswick Billiards, a 165 year old business based in Bristol, Wisc. Prior to this, Rothbard was the President of Cabo Yachts, a luxury yacht business located in California. Rothbard also held a position as consultant at Bain & Company where he assisted Fortune 500 companies in strategic growth initiatives.
As a matter of education, Rothbard holds an MBA from Cornell University where he was selected to be a Park Leadership Fellow. In addition, he holds a Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University, Boston, Mass., in Civil Engineering.
Rothbard is headquartered at the Baker Knapp & Tubbs Executive Offices in Chicago.
Baker Knapp & Tubbs is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co., and part of the Interiors Furniture sector, which also includes Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, McGuire Furniture Company, and Mark David hospitality furniture. Under the Decorative Products sector of Interiors resides Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Kallista plumbing, and Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.