Rodger Howe, a veteran Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. executive, has been promoted to executive director of Kawasaki’s Engines and Power Products Division. Howe, who spent 18 years in sales and marketing of the company’s consumer products, has held senior management positions with the division since 2005. His most recent title was senior director, operations.

Howe, who has held management positions in virtually every area of KMC
activities-including sales, marketing and operations-will now add to his duties with responsibility for reviewing and developing long-range business plan needs and strategies.  He will also concentrate on the development of cohesive succession planning within the division. 

Howe will also assume management oversight for the division’s human resources business needs and will coordinate activities between the Grand Rapids divisional office and Kawasaki’s human resources group.