AKRON—BKT USA Inc., the Akron-based subsidiary of India's Balkrishna Industries Ltd., has hired Mike Connor as its head of original equipment sales.
According to BKT, Connor brings more than 25 years of management experience in the off-highway tire and wheel industry, including stints as general manager of Mefro Wheels USA and president/COO of Redco Wheel. He will be based out of BKT's Akron office.
“Mike brings extensive expertise and vision, which will aid in creating additional sales and developing our OE partnerships,” said Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of Balkrishna Industries. “We strongly feel he is an important asset to our company.”