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Industry veteran retires from Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

November 17, 2009
Filed under Features

Tony Murr, vice president of sales and marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., has retired, ending a 35-year career there.

Murr, who had been with Kawasaki since 1974, initially assumed the national sales team management role in 2003 and added the responsibility for marketing earlier this year.

Murr began his career with Kawasaki as a dealer development manager in the company’s Atlanta offices. He was promoted to district manager two years later, and was recognized three times as the East Region District Manager of the Year.

Promoted to regional sales manager in 1990, Murr had responsibility for all of the brand’s product lines in the Central Region, prior to moving to California in 2001 to accept a similar position in the company’s West Region. He was named assistant vice president of sales in 2002, prior to assuming the vice president’s role a year later.

“Tony’s contributions to this organization, and particularly the sales management team, have been significant factors in our growth over the past many years,” Takeshi Teranishi, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., president, said in a press release.

Murr said his career “has been a rewarding experience for me and my family, and retirement will be filled with great memories.”

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