GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced the promotion of Timothy J. Malinowski to the position of director, national OEM sales & product development. Malinowski, who joined Kawasaki in 1998, has held several sales positions at the company, and most recently held the title of senior sales manager-OEM sales.
The new position will entail greater management responsibility over the OEM sales team at the growing engine division. Malinowski will relinquish direct, day-to-day account requirements, while broadening the scope of his oversight to include the functions of government relations and product development. The managers of each of these departments will now report to Malinowski.
Charged with maintenance and growth of Kawasaki’s OEM business, he will continue his close association with the numerous brands working with the company, and will develop and implement strategies towards the acquisition of new business in sectors identified for future expansion.
Malinowski will also assume primary liaison responsibilities with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. during the product development stages. Also included in his new position is the responsibility for leading the collaborative effort amongst relevant Kawasaki departments during the process of product launch, marketing, and retail sales activities.