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BKT USA Names Johnston Marketing Manager

Leigh Johnston

March 28, 2018 - BKT USA Inc. and BKT Tires Inc. have hired Leigh Johnston as marketing manager for BKT USA, Inc.   

She is responsible for all marketing activities, including brand building, planning trade shows and customer events, managing BKT’s sponsorship of Monster Jam, product advertising, and promotional campaigns. 

“We are very thrilled to welcome Leigh to our BKT team in the USA,” said Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India, parent company of BKT USA. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of marketing.” 

That experience includes working for four years in communications and sales at Trelleborg Wheel Systems Inc., and before that, marketing in the insurance industry. Johnston holds a degree in journalism and communication from Ohio State University. 

She lives in Canton, Ohio, with her 4 sons.   

Johnston can be reached by email at or by phone at 330.819.0996.


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