Herbert Kohler, Jr.

Organization leader

1939 –


Who is Herbert Kohler, Jr.?

Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Jr. is a member of the Kohler family of Wisconsin and is the president and chairman of the Kohler Company, a manufacturing company in Kohler, Wisconsin, best known for its plumbing products.

Kohler is the son of Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Sr., who ran the company from 1937 until his death. Kohler is related to other former company presidents, including Walter J. Kohler, Sr. and Walter J. Kohler, Jr.. He was educated at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, of which he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2010. He graduated in 1965 from Yale University with a degree in Industrial Administration and went to work for the company. In June 1972, he was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer at the age of 33.

Mount Kohler in Antarctica is named after Mr Kohler and his sister Ruth DeYoung Kohler II.

Kohler is an avid fan of professional golf; his company owns and operates two courses designed by Pete Dye, Whistling Straits north of Sheboygan near Haven along Lake Michigan, and Blackwolf Run, which is south of the village of Kohler along the Sheboygan River.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Feb 20, 1939
United States of America
Also known as
  • Herb Kohler
  • United States of America
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • Wisconsin
  • Sheboygan

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Herbert Kohler, Jr.." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/herbert_kohler_jr>.

Discuss this Herbert Kohler, Jr. biography with the community:


    Browse Biographies.net