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BKT USA, Inc. Names New Vice President

Doug Kershaw

May 7, 2018 - BKT USA Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, the subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Limited, Mumbai, India, has promoted Doug Kershaw to vice president of BKT USA Inc.

Kershaw had been hired as 2018 as associate vice president of the company in January. 

“We are very pleased with the addition of Doug to our BKT team.  His extensive knowledge and experience throughout the industry brings value to the company,” said Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of Balkirshna Industries Ltd. India.  “Doug has proven himself as an asset to the organization, and we have high hopes for the future of BKT USA.”

“I am excited to join BKT, a world leader in tire manufacturing,” says Kershaw.  “It is good to get back into the agricultural and construction markets.”

Kershaw has more than 28 years of experience in the rubber, agriculture, construction, and composites industries, beginning with Dayco, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.  He worked for Camso for 13 years, most recently as director of sales and marketing for the OEM, Agricultural, and Construction Track division. He also was previously the east sales director in its industrial division of Trelleborg Wheel Systems.   

Kershaw’s experience will help further establish the BKT brand in the OTR, OE, agriculture, and construction markets.  He will relocate from Cincinnati to the Akron area this summer


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