Darrell HydeThe Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Engines and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced Jan. 9 that it is strengthening its OEM sales operations with the addition of two OEM sales managers who will report to Tim Malinowski, senior sales manager-OEM sales. Malinowski said that the appointments of Bryant Huyser and Darrell Hyde were effective immediately.
Huyser has been with Kawasaki since 2007, most recently as the senior sales coordinator following a role as the sales and inventory coordinator. His well-established relationships with OEM companies and his extensive knowledge of the company’s manufacturing processes at its facility in Maryville, Mo., will support his ability to easily transition to his new post.
Hyde comes to Kawasaki from Suspa Inc., a marketer of industrial gas springs and dampening products, following a position related to the turf and construction industries with United Rentals. He will focus on business expansion in the commercial and related markets.
“These additions to our team will enhance the company’s ability to expand on the relationships that have been built with our OEM partners over the past years,” said Malinowski.
According to Malinowski, both of the new sales managers will be taking care of current customers and developing new opportunities for the brand. Kawasaki works with some of the most recognized names in the lawn and garden industry, as well as with industrial and golf industry vehicle manufacturers.
Most of the company’s engines are built by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. (KMM) in Maryville. The KMM facility recently celebrated the completion of more than 7-million units since opening in 1989.