Chris Meyers Talks Engine Innovations and Improving the Rental Customer Experience with Rental Magazine’s Alexis Sheprak in The Bottom Line Podcast

MILWAUKEE (October 15, 2021) – Rental magazine’s Alexis Sheprak sat down with Chris Meyers, Product Manager for Utility Engines at Briggs & Stratton, for Rental’s The Bottom Line podcast. Meyers and Sheprak cover topics ranging from trends that Briggs & Stratton is embracing and new engine innovations, to the importance of listening to customer feedback. 

According to Meyers, a key trend that Briggs & Stratton has been focused on is taking automotive-style technology and incorporating it into its commercial engines. A few examples of such innovations include Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and advanced communication systems that allow for easier diagnostics and alerts. 

Another focus for Briggs & Stratton is keeping in mind rental users’ experience with its engines. Meyers acknowledged that improving end-user experience is very important to the Vanguard team. One way they’ve worked to improve user experience has been increasing reliability with innovations like TransportGuard®. Other ways include working to reduce downtime and maintenance with the standard cyclonic air filtration system and easy engine starting. 

Overall, Briggs & Stratton continues to value customer feedback in order to bring rental users intuitive, reliable and productive engines for their needs. 

To listen to Sheprak and Meyer’s discussion and to learn more about the latest innovations coming from Briggs and Stratton, click here.  

About Briggs & Stratton:

Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit and