Diablo/Freud Tools announced that President and CEO Russell Kohl has been named a 2023 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Through its annual Most Admired CEO Awards, the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes Metro Atlanta CEOs with strong innovation in their fields, commitment to diversity and significant contributions to the workplace and the Metro Atlanta community.

Kohl joined Diablo/Freud Tools in 2000 and has since engineered the company’s North America strategic division through outstanding operational performance, superior brand recognition and an impressive rise in stakeholder value. Kohl’s leadership stems from a “People First” motto, and by doing so, he has formed a beloved culture and workplace.

Kohl is an active participant on several boards and organizations, including the Young President’s Organization, Children Helping Children, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School board in Atlanta and Metro Atlanta’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors. Additionally, Kohl serves on Florida State University’s Board of Governors (College of Business) and the Foundation Board and is a member of the College of Business Hall of Fame.

“I am honored to be named a 2023 Most Admired CEO by Atlanta Business Chronicle,” Kohl said. “I am fortunate to lead such a strong and amazing team at Diablo/Freud Tools and couldn’t be prouder to be surrounded by the best people and product innovation daily. This award means so much to me because of the love I have for my company and the Atlanta community. I am honored for this recognition and will use it as motivation to always keep the people of Diablo/Freud Tools first.”