Ten years. Three continents. One incredible journey.
Saranya Tangvitoontham’s career at Kohler has been an upward trajectory and anything but dull. She began as a project engineer for corporate operations and spent four years working and traveling in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States, collaborating on projects for our Kitchen & Bath, Global Faucets and Power Systems divisions.
That whirlwind adventure eventually led Saranya to an expatriate assignment in Thailand where she spearheaded a strategy to ramp up and improve operations at a Kohler vitreous china plant.
There was no doubt about it, Saranya was a force to be reckoned with.
She was then invited to return to the U.S. as general supervisor of the Wisconsin pottery—the first female minority to hold this role. To no one’s surprise, she continued to impress, managing 60 associates and overseeing safety, quality, delivery and cost across all pottery departments.
Today, Saranya is a quality manager for Kohler Power, and she shared how she has been able to accomplish so much in a career that’s barely gotten started: “Stay humble, be agile, bring a positive attitude and always thirst for knowledge. Don’t be afraid to fail, because you can always pick yourself back up and learn from those mistakes.”