BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) — Shawn Rasey, president of the heavy construction and mining tire division of BKT Tires Inc. since mid-2014, has resigned from the company.
BKT is the Brentwood subsidiary of Mumbai, India-based Balkrishna Industries Limited. Mr. Rasey joined the company in 2014 to develop the company's heavy construction and mining tire presence in North America, according to Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director, Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
“We thank Mr. Rasey for his contributions to the company and wish him well in his new endeavors,” he added.
In a statement emailed to Tire Business, Mr. Rasey called BKT “a great company, and I am pleased to have had the opportunity to help lay the foundation for a larger presence in the OTR market.
“Going forward, I will take some time with my wife to plot our forward course, and find the right fit for the next challenge.”