Outdoor Power Equipment

July 2017

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www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT JULY 2017 13 "George Allen once said, 'Winning can be described as the science of preparation,'" said Nelson Wilner, executive director of Kawasaki Engines. "We're doing that here at Kawasaki." Kawasaki currently markets more than 40 general-purpose engines, 98 percent of which are produced by the Maryville facility that has turned out more than eight million units. Kawasaki Engines distributes gasoline engines for landscape, industrial and consumer markets. It sells to and services customers through a network of more than 40 OEMs, 15 distributors, and more than 7,500 independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, select countries in Central and South America, and the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacifi c, including Guam. — Steve Noe RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY participants, pictured left to right, are as follows: Tom Porter, director of human resources, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; Tom Moskwa, director, product development, quality assurance, technical services (Engine Division); Clint Ohno, senior VP, general manager (Engine Division); Kurt Forrest, director, OEM sales (Engine Division); Akio Miguchi, GM (General Purpose Engine Division, Motorcycle and Engine Division); Karen Howard, director of marketing, order services, dealer sales (Engine Division); Kazuo Ohta, president (Motorcycle and Engine Division); Eisaku Mori, VP, general manager of research & development (Engine Division); Dave Sugden, director of research & development (Engine Division); Yoshi Tamura, president and CEO, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; Ben Swayze, Cascade Township manager; Nelson Wilner, executive director (Engine Division); Rob Beahan, Cascade Township supervisor; and Anita Coulter, VP, plant manager, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. Traditional Japanese Sake Toast ceremony Renovated office space PHOTO BY STEVE NOE PHOTO BY STEVE NOE INDUSTRY NEWS

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