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BKT hires Mike Connor to grow OE sales

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BKT USA Inc. has hired Mike Connor as head of OE sales. Connor will work out of the company's Akron, Ohio, office.

Connor has more than 25 years of management experience in the off-highway tire and wheel industry. Most recently, he worked as original equipment sales manager for the Alliance Tire Group, where he worked with Tier 1 companies such as CNH Global NV, Kubota Tractor Corp., Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc., Terex Corp., Caterpillar Inc. and Deere & Co. He also was general manager of Mefro Wheels US Services Inc. and OE sales manager at Dynamic Tire Corp.

“Mike brings extensive expertise and vision, which will aid in creating additional sales and developing our OE partnerships," says Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of Mumbai, India-based Balkrishna Industries Ltd., BKT USA's parent company.

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