Austin Rothbard Named Baker PresidentOctober 31, 2012
Austin Rothbard has been named president of Baker.
In his new position, Rothbard will oversee Baker Knapp & Tubbs Inc., which includes Baker Manufacturing, Baker Knapp & Tubbs showrooms and Baker stores.
Bringing more 15 years of experience to Baker, 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 Rachel Kohler, president of Kohler Co. Interiors Group, which owns Baker Knapp & Tubbs. “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 of 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.
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.