Herbert Koehler attended Furman University for a brief period before completing his studies at Yale University. Photo: Kohler Corporation.
Billionaire Herbert F. Koehler, known for its luxury plumbing products, hotels and golf courses, died on September 3 at the age of 83. He attended Furman University briefly in 1962 before returning to Yale University to obtain a degree in Industrial Management. Milwaukee Business Journal (subscription required) Wisconsin Rapids TribuneAnd the Milwaukee Journal CentenaryFor, multiple other outlets published the story. “Kohler’s bold look” has become more than just a catchy slogan for the company under Koehler’s leadership, the Guardian wrote. It became a rallying cry for the company’s employees. “We have the people, the products, the focus, the resources, and the passion to pursue our mission and compete successfully,” Koehler once told colleagues.