Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced that John Griffin will fill the new utility vehicle sales manager position created to help dealers increase Mule utility vehicle and Teryx recreation utility vehicle sales.
Griffin has been with KMC for over 12 years and worked as a district manager in the west for KMC's Engines and Power Products division for the last seven years. Prior to that, he was an instructional designer and instructor in the technical services department.
KMC, which supplies more than 1,500 independent retailers, says it hopes Griffin to focus much of his effort on industrial fleet and government bids.
KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki side-by-side vehicles are being manufactured at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. USA in Lincoln, Neb. The facility builds ATVs, side-by-sides, wheels, personal watercraft and train cars in Lincoln. The company recently added a fourth all-terrain vehicle production line dedicated solely to the Teryx.