Kawasaki Engines and Power Products appoints new OEM sales manager

The Engines and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced on Aug. 17 the promotion of Laura Holtrop to the position of OEM sales manager. She joins Tim Malinowski, the other OEM sales manager, and Randy Lockyear, senior OEM sales manager, in helping to further expand this growing segment.

Holtrop, an 11-year Kawasaki veteran, most recently was senior sales specialist, dealing only with the company’s OEM engine accounts. She has held various positions focusing primarily on the day-to-day operational issues and production scheduling.

In her new role, Holtrop will have responsibility for maintaining and expanding Kawasaki’s OEM business and will assume the primary contact position with a portion of the company’s core accounts. She will also oversee internal communications with that group of OEM partners and be involved in all aspects of market research and trend evaluation related to Kawasaki’s OEM business.

“We are extremely pleased to see Laura assume these new responsibilities, “ said Yoshiteru Ueda, general manager. “She has an in-depth understanding of our growing OEM business.”

Kawasaki Engines and Power Products, a division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., distributes gasoline engines and professional handheld power products for landscape, industrial and consumer markets. The division is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and services customers through its network of more than 8,000 independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, including Guam.

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