Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2017

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT MARCH 2017 11 Kawasaki Engines names new OEM sales manager K awasaki Engines, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A, recently hired Grand Rapids native Todd Sytsma as an OEM sales manager. In his new role, Sytsma will oversee relationships with the OEM community. Most recently, Sytsma worked for Michigan-based Visual Workplace, Inc. in both sales and distribution management roles. He has also held sales posts in the offi ce furniture industry. "Todd's mix of both inside and outside sales experience will bring a valued perspective to his position with Kawasaki," said Kurt Forrest, director of OEM sales, Kawasaki Engines. "Part of our continuing focus on satisfying the needs of our OEM business partners is making sure that the interface between our company and theirs is as seamless as possible." Sytsma holds a business administration degree from Calvin College. He and his wife have a young daughter. Altoz hires industry veteran A ltoz, a Greenbush, Minn.-based manufacturer of high- performance zero-turn-radius (ZTR) mowers, recently hired Randy Harris as district sales manager. Harris will provide support for existing dealers and continue to grow the Altoz dealer network in Tennessee, Kentucky and surrounding areas. "Randy is a seasoned veteran of the power equipment industry and will be a huge asset to the Altoz sales team," said Dennis Brazier, Altoz chief executive offi cer. "Over his extensive career, Randy has held just about every position in the power equipment industry, including repair, purchasing, operations, inventory management, distribution, sales and customer relations. He really understands the business from all perspectives." Harris joins Altoz with an impressive resumé spanning 37 years in the power equipment industry. Most recently, Harris served as territory sales and service manager for Power Distributors. Harris started his career at the Dickson Farmers Coop in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn., where he oversaw operations, sales and repair for nearly 20 years. TDRCS.com | 1-800-538-3638 Build sales and customer loyalty with a financing program designed for Lawn & Garden dealers like you. We'll put our customer-first partnership approach to work for you from day 1. • High approval rates & credit limits • Multi-channel marketing support • Build customer loyalty with your business name right on the card TD Retail Card Services is a division of TD Bank, N.A. © 2017 TD Bank, N.A. Some of the biggest names in Lawn & Garden call TD their partner. EXPERIENCE THE TD DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF. — Blake Mills, Owner Family Center Farm & Home Authorized Cub Cadet Dealer TD consumer financing makes my job easier. My customers get simple financing options to make bigger purchases. " " Todd Sytsma Randy Harris

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