GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A announced the addition of Todd Sytsma to its management team Kawasaki Sytsmaoverseeing relationships with the OEM community. Sytsma, a Grand Rapids, Mich., native, has joined the company as an OEM sales manager.

Sytsma most recently worked for Michigan-based Visual Workplace Inc. in both sales and distribution management roles and also previously held sales posts in the office furniture industry.

“Todd’s mix of both inside and outside sales experience will bring a valued perspective to his position with Kawasaki,” says Kurt Forrest, director of OEM sales. “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,” continues Forrest.

Kawasaki, which has produced more than 8 million engines at its plant in Missouri, recently moved the company’s research and development group to the division’s Grand Rapids headquarters. The close proximity of the sales groups to the development teams is intended to provide both short and long-term benefits for Kawasaki customers.

Sytsma holds a business administration degree from Calvin College.