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Howe Named Executive Director For Kawasaki Engines

Posted on May 6, 2013

Rodger Howe, a veteran Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. executive, has been promoted to executive director of Kawasaki’s Engines and Power Products Division, based in Grand Rapids, Mich. Howe, who spent 18 years in sales and marketing of the company’s consumer products, has held senior management positions with the division since 2005, most recently serving as senior director, Operations.

Howe, who has held management positions in virtually every area of KMC activities,  including sales, marketing and operations, will now also be responsible for reviewing and developing long-range business plan needs and strategies as well as concentrate on the development of cohesive succession planning within the division.  He will also assume management oversight for the division’s human resources business needs and will coordinate activities between the Grand Rapids divisional office and Kawasaki’s human resources group.

In his new position as executive director, Howe will continue to report to General Manager Fumihiro (Clint) Ohno.