Kawasaki Sales and Marketing Veep Tony Murr Retires


Tony Murr, VP sales and marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA has retired after working for the company since 1974.

A charter life member of the AMA, Murr began his career with KMC as a dealer development manager in the company’s Atlanta regional offices. He was promoted to district manager two years later, and was recognized three times as the East Region district manger of the Year.

Promoted to regional sales manager in 1990, Murr had responsibility for all of the brand’s product lines in the Central Region, prior to moving to California in 2001 to accept a similar position in the company’s West Region. He was named assistant vice president, sales in 2002, prior to assuming the vice president’s role in 2003. He took on marketing responsibilities earlier this year.

“Tony’s contributions to this organization, and particularly the sales management team, have been significant factors in our growth over the past many years,” said Takeshi Teranishi, KMC president. “He will be missed, but at the same time we know that Tony has earned an opportunity to enjoy some of his favorite hobbies.”

“My Kawasaki career has been a rewarding experience for me and my family, and retirement will be filled with great memories. I’m looking forward to spending time hunting, fishing, target shooting, and enjoying my wife Collette, my family and Labrador retriever, Roman,” said Murr.