Power Solutions and a Commitment to Win

Steve Andrews, President & Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton

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"It's fulfilling to be manufacturing the products that people want to get work done, as we say. Our people take pride in the products we produce. It's meaningful work...The Briggs & Stratton brand is a legendary brand....The company is thriving and embracing new technologies and processes. Our team members are going to have a tremendous amount of growth and development opportunities. And let's face it, everybody likes being part of a winning team."

-Steve Andrews, President & Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton is an iconic brand known for its power and energy solutions. With a 114-year history, the company has manufactured products we all recognize in our homes and businesses. In 2020, Steve Andrews took on the role of President & CEO at Briggs & Stratton, ushering in a new era with a commitment to win.

In this episode, we discuss the formula for a winning business, which includes focusing on the right products and markets, building a strong culture, and fostering innovation.

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Have a sharp focus on the right things: In the last few years, Andrews has led the company to some major strategic decisions that will set up the organization for long-term future success. His advice? Have a sharp focus on what creates value for the organization and what does not. Steve goes on to share how this sharp focus has impacted Briggs & Stratton's culture, leadership, products and solutions.
  2. Build a culture with a commitment to win: How do you build a culture that drives success across every unit and department within a large organization? Andrews discusses Briggs & Stratton's eight commitment to win values and how these become a litmus test for every decision the company makes.
  3. Those who work in advanced manufacturing get to create the brands they love: We hear this from many guests on the podcast: there are countless exciting career opportunities in advanced manufacturing today. In this episode, Andrews reminds us that the skilled workforce is in a unique position to get to be a part of building the very products and brands they love - whether that's power solutions, engines, turf and consumer products or job site products.

Resources:

To learn more about Briggs & Stratton, visit: briggsandstratton.com

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