Forrest To Head Kawasaki OEM Sales

By pdamon24 August 2016

The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced the appointment of Kurt Forrest to head the company’s OEM sales efforts.  As director, OEM sales, Forrest will be responsible for oversight of KMC’s extensive relationships with the OEM community.

Prior to coming to Kawasaki, Forrest spent several years in the contract furniture industry, including broad background in distribution channel development for Herman Miller North America.  He has also served in leadership positions with related industry brands such as Haworth and Knoll.

“Kurt comes to our team with significant experience in strategy development and program implementation that will fit well with our OEM-servicing group,” said Kawasaki Vice President Rodger Howe. “Additionally, Kurt’s strong skills in collaborating and building solid relationships will further enhance the partnerships with our OEM customers.”

The Kawasaki team reporting to Forrest consists of four OEM sales managers as well as a sales support and coordination team.  All are located at the division’s Grand Rapids headquarters.

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