Kenda USA is serious about partnering with vehicle manufacturers and accelerating its original equipment business. The company recently hired Ken Albers as director of OE automotive sales.
Albers will report to Brandon Stotsenburg, vice president of American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co., which does business as Kenda USA.
"Ken has a proven track record and demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and achieve target performance for demanding OE goals," says Stotsenburg.
Albers has an extensive background in engineering development, research, and program management, "and has proven solutions for varied engineering challenges." His most recent role as OE program manager for Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. resulted in the successful development and implementation of tire fitments for numerous passenger vehicle applications.
“Ken has led technology teams to define customer requirements, create objective targets, and guide engineering solutions with a career spanning electric appliances to hybrid vehicles," says President Jimmy Yang. "Ken’s engineering background will offer Kenda more opportunities to meet our corporate goals to be a global OE supply partner.”
For more information on Kenda and its products, visit www.kendatire.com.