GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2011)—Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division has named Garland (Gar) Allison to the position of district manager.
Allison, who has been with Kawasaki for more than a year, recently held the title of OEM sales coordinator, working in the division’s Grand Rapids headquarters. He will assume the primary dealer contact role in an area that includes Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and three counties in Illinois.
A graduate of Davenport University, Allison received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration, with a marketing concentration.
He is now charged with providing retail support to an area dealer base that numbers more than 630. Company district managers typically serve as the conduit between Kawasaki and its retail outlets. Policies, programs, product information and sales and merchandising support are offered by the team of district managers.
“I’m anxious to interact on a daily basis with our dealers,” said Allison. “Their perspective on the market is important as we continue to grow the various parts of Kawasaki’s business,” he concluded.
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.