MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Briggs & Stratton Corporation is adding two commercial engine industry veterans to its Commercial Power sales team.

Randy Lockyear has been hired as senior director of commercial sales, and will oversee sales in North America of the corporation’s commercial engines, notably its Vanguard brand. He comes to Briggs & Stratton from Kawasaki Motors Corp., where he spent more than 20 years in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as national sales manager North American/Australian engine sales.

In addition, Rick Wendt has joined the company as director of commercial sales, focusing on the light construction and utility commercial business. He comes from American Honda Motor Company, Inc., where he spent more than 30 years in multiple leadership roles within that organization, most recently as national OEM sales manager for Honda engines.