Kawasaki Names New District Manager To Join Sales Team

Grand Rapids, Michigan -
Nov. 17, 2011

Joe Butt will service dealers in broad territory.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 17, 2011)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engines and Power Products Division has announced the hiring of Joe Butt to the position of district manager in the company’s sales organization. Butt will be based in Cincinnati and have responsibility for a territory that includes Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and western counties of Virginia.

Most recently, Butt was a pharmaceutical sales specialist with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where he focused his efforts in cardiovascular, metabolic, and gastrointestinal products. He was one of the company’s top producers in sales of their popular pharmaceutical products and repeatedly won internal awards for his performance.

Prior to becoming involved in that industry, Butt spent more than a decade with Viox Services, Inc., the Cincinnati-based provider of grounds maintenance and landscape services to a number of large corporations. He was the account manager and site supervisor for the team responsible for Procter & Gamble campuses in the Cincinnati area, a multi-million dollar annual account for Viox.

Following acceptance of his new sales position with Kawasaki, Butt reflected on his initial exposure to the Kawasaki brand.

“I was drawn to the company because we used and requested Kawasaki engines on our commercial mowers while I was with Viox, because their reliability and durability were by far the best in the industry,” said Butt.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in marketing and a minor in management from the University of Cincinnati.

Kawasaki Engines and Power Products, a division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., distributes gasoline engines and professional handheld power products for landscape, industrial and consumer markets. The division is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and services customers through its network of more than 8,000 independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, including Guam.

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