BKT USA Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, the subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India, has promoted Doug Kershaw to vice president after his hiring as the associate vice president 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 the 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 as a world leader in tire manufacturing,” said Kershaw. “It is good to get back into the agricultural and construction markets.”
Kershaw has more than 28 years experience in the rubber, agriculture, construction and composites industries beginning with DAYCO out of Dayton, Ohio. He worked for CAMSO for 13 years, most recently as the director of sales and marketing for the OEM, Agricultural, and Construction Track division. He was also the East sales director at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in their Industrial division.
Kershaw’s vast experience in the various segments will help further establish the BKT brand in the OTR, OE, agriculture and construction markets. He is relocating from Cincinnati to the Akron, Ohio, area this summer.