Kawasaki promotes four team members

July 28, 2014 -  By
Rodger Howe

Rodger Howe

The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. promoted four members of its management team.

Rodger Howe, promoted to VP,  is joined by Karen Howard, senior manager of national sales-dealer and select distributor channels, Tom Moskwa, senior manager of engineering and technical services, and Lorraine Lauer, senior administrative sales supervisor.

Howe, who has served in executive positions with Kawasaki in both the consumer products area and with the engine division, most recently as the division’s executive director. His experience with the company includes sales, marketing and operations posts, and he will now oversee various aspects of the company’s growth plans for the division’s business.

Howard has held marketing management titles and is being promoted from her position as national sales manager of dealer and select distributor channels. She will continue to develop and implement strategic sales plans, focus on improvement of dealer traffic, oversee the company’s district manager sales team and help ensure achievement of wholesale objectives.

Moskwa, most recently the division’s manager of engineering group, will add responsibilities for research and development engineering to his oversight of the applications engineering team and the quality assurance group. The new position includes coordination with Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. (KMM) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in the R&D area as well as development, testing and analysis of innovative engine performance concepts. He will coordinate new engine product development, helping assure Kawasaki’s ability to meet OEM requirements.

Lauer moves to her new post from the position of sales administration supervisor, where she had overseen responsibility for OEM engine orders and coordinates production with KMM and KHI. The 17-year Kawasaki employee is involved with engine forecasting and business planning both domestically and for export, inclusive of Australia, Central and most of South America.

LM Staff

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