GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Engines and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is strengthening its OEM sales operations with the addition of two OEM sales managers who will report to Tim Malinowski, senior sales manager-OEM sales. Malinowski said the appointments of Bryant Huyser and Darrell Hyde are effective immediately.

 Huyser has been with Kawasaki since 2007, most recently as the senior sales coordinator following a role as the sales and inventory coordinator. His well-established relationships with OEM companies and his extensive knowledge of the company’s manufacturing processes at its Maryville, Mo., facility will support his ability to easily transition to his new post.

Hyde, who comes to Kawasaki from Suspa, Inc., a marketer of industrial gas springs and dampening products following a position related to the turf and construction industries with United Rentals, will focus on business expansion in the commercial and related markets.

Both of the new sales managers will be taking care of current customers and also developing new opportunities for the brand. Kawasaki works with some of the most recognized names in the lawn and garden industry, as well as with industrial and golf industry vehicle manufacturers.

Most of the company’s engines are built by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. in Maryville. The KMM facility recently celebrated the completion of more than 7 million units since opening in 1989.