COO Announcement - Tom Wilmanns / by Ryan Newman

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"I see my job as creating the focus, the path and the space for our teams and team members to succeed"

TOM WILMANNS | Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years of building branded experiences at the intersection of people and place on a local and global scale - Kolar Design continues its evolution as a brand innovation company by naming a new chief operating officer, Tom Wilmanns. 

Wilmanns was most recently a consultant with Amend inc. in Cincinnati and reports directly to president and founder, Kelly Kolar.

"I joined Kolar Design because of their innovative approach to creating positive change in the experience of space. Using design to engage and empower organizations to manifest their goals in their culture” said Wilmanns, about his decision to join.

 Tom alongside Kolar's Matt Grote and Nicole Roberts at a recent visioning session. 

Tom alongside Kolar's Matt Grote and Nicole Roberts at a recent visioning session. 

Wilmanns is a native of Thousand Oaks,  California and began his career with Procter and Gamble after receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University and a masters degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

After Procter and Gamble, Wilmanns held positions in operations management, business development, and strategic planning at Chiron Inc.’s Biopharmaceuticals division, Trillium Healthcare’s St. Bernard facility, EY and Amend.

Wilmanns will lead Kolar Design’s corporate operations from its headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, overseeing daily operations and integrating a diverse range of projects and partner relationships worldwide.

 Tom Wilmanns & Managing Director Mary Dietrich

Tom Wilmanns & Managing Director Mary Dietrich


"I see my job as creating the focus, the path and the space for our teams and team members to succeed.  I believe that our team can individually and collectively accomplish results in pushing brand innovation and design and extend our lead as the thought leader in the field”.

- Tom Wilmanns


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