Hunt Partners appoints Peter Row as the Manager - North America Sales at Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
About the Company:
BKT is a part of well diversified Indian industrial conglomerate group with presence in apparel, specialty tires and real estate. The group ventured into tires in the year 1988 by setting-up Balkrishna Tires (BKT) manufacturing two & three wheeler tires. In 1995, it ventured into production of off-highway tires (OTR). The company today generates 90% of its revenue from exports and has in excess of 6% market share in the global OTR segment and a sales volume of USD 712 Million p.a. The company supplies to all major equipment manufacturers like John Deere, AGCO, Class, JCB, Volvo New Holland etc. BKT tire is the official and exclusive sponsor for Monster Jam up to 2018. With its total dedication to the specialty tire segment, the BKT group offers a large and always updated production range of Off-Highway tires, specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, ATV and garden sector. BKT’s innovative solutions designed for the most differing user needs include more than 2,300 products sold in over 130 countries worldwide and has the privilege of being the largest tire exporter out of India.
About the Candidate:
Peter Row comes with over 17 years of experience across tire and financial services space. He started his career with Rental Fleet Management Company handling inventory and annual financial billing. Later, he moved to MetLife Financial Services in marketing and Advisory role. His professional career in tire industry kicked off during his stint with Titan. In his initial role he had the opportunity to visit numerous servicing OTR dealers throughout the US and Canada thereby gathering strong knowledge base in Heavy Lift applications. In his next position as the Territory Manager he took over a territory inclusive of ten states and five Canadian provinces. He was successful in growing the territory’s revenue while reducing regional distribution points by targeting key regional dealers to increase volumes and manage distribution to smaller accounts. In his last title at Gallagher Tire of OTR Specialist and Market Development he works closely with the owner and VP of Sales and was responsible for training the staff regarding technical knowledge relating to recommendations in OTR and Agricultural tires.
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