Effective Oct. 1, Walker Manufacturing President Bob Walker transitioned to the role of chairman of the board, and third-generation family member Ryan Walker has been named president. Ryan assumes this position after working 10 years at Walker in sales, marketing and business development.
A great lawn mower is a critical tool in maintaining your property year-round. And with unmatched versatility thanks to a large variety of seasonal attachments and implements, the Walker Mower stands out when it comes to utility in every season.
Beyond the mechanics of operating a business are the ways a business behaves toward all of its stakeholders. With an economic system of free enterprise and free markets like we enjoy in the U.S., business behavior often moves to bad and selfish unless guided by moral principle. As a life-long student of good business behavior and watching my dad and grandpa Walker follow good moral principles in business, I believe there are principles that serve as our moral compass in business. I would quickly add that following good morals in business is not always easy—we know sometimes there can be dilemmas and tough choices to be made, and we have not always succeeded in finding the “perfect” way to take care of our stakeholders.
Listen to this message from Walker Manufacturing Chairman Bob Walker on how we stand united together.
Effective October 1, Walker President Bob Walker transitioned to the the role of Chairman of the Board, and third-generation family member Ryan Walker has been named President. Ryan assumes this position after working ten years at Walker in sales, marketing and business development.
Forty years ago we made our first public introduction of the Walker Mower at a farm equipment show in Kansas. We were showing our 3rd prototype as a market test, and with the encouragement we received from farmers at the show, we started working on building our first batch of 25 machines in 1980. As I think back over the years, a lot has happened in our industry. There have been many manufacturers of lawn mowers and other power equipment that have come and gone; quite a few well-known brand names have disappeared.