Mr. Steve Brinkman

VP R&D Consumer Brands & Wheeled Category Manager
Husqvarna
Steve currently is employed by Husqvarna Group as Vice President of R&D for Consumer Brands Division and Wheeled Category Manager for Husqvarna Brand Division.  He started as a project manager in 2005 and has held four other positions in the R&D area.
Prior to joining Husqvarna, Steve worked in the appliance industry for 17 years in various roles for both Maytag and Amana.  He began his career as a Reliability Engineer and followed the test profession for eight years before accepting a leadership role in design engineering.
In addition to the field of engineering, he also served in the National Guard for eight years and owned his own business for a couple of years.
Steve is married to Beverly.  They live in Denver, NC.  He has five children.  In his spare time, he plays tennis competitively, enjoys motorcycling, photography and fixes whatever breaks around the house.