FAIRLAWN, Ohio — BKT USA Inc. has promoted Doug Kershaw to vice president, four months after he was hired as associate vice president.
Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of BKT parent Balkrishna Industries Ltd., said Mr. Kershaw has proven to be an asset to the organization during his brief tenure and lauded his "extensive knowledge and experience throughout the industry."
Mr. Kershaw joined BKT USA in January after a year with Trelleborg Wheel Systems' Industrial division. Prior to that he worked for Camso Ltd. for 13 years and Dayco Products Inc. for 10 years.
BKT is banking on Mr. Kershaw's experience in the various segments will help further establish the BKT brand in the OTR, OE, agriculture and construction markets in the U.S.
Maharashtra, India-based Balkrishna Industries was the 39th ranked company on Tire Business' Global Top 75 tire makers' list last year with 2016 sales of $554 million.