Herbert Kohler, Jr.

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Herbert Vollrath Kohler, Jr. (born February 20, 1939) 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 Kohler Company from 1937 to 1968. 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 (now Choate Rosemary Hall) 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. 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. The American Club, a former worker's dormitory across from Kohler's headquarters building, is run by the company and is an AAA Five Diamond resort hotel. He is a trustee of Lawrence University.

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