BKT Tires announced that Shawn Rasey has joined the company on July 1 as president of the BKT Americas OTR division. The company says the move is “another step in our commitment to build a world class mining and construction OTR tire business.”
In his new role, Rasey is responsible for the company’s OTR market in the Americas. Rasey is based out of BKT’s OTR offices in Brentwood, Tenn., and will report to Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
“Rasey brings an enormous wealth of management experience, as well as OTR specific industry expertise, that bridges a wide span of duties in the OTR industry,” said Poddar. “During his career, Rasey has earned widespread and global industry respect as a strong leader and content expert in his fields of endeavor.”
Rasey has spent over 35 years in the tire industry and has held positions with Bridgestone and Yokohama handling OTR operations. Rasey most recently worked as a consultant for Redroe LLC from 2012-2013. Prior to that job, he worked with Bridgestone as vice president of the company’s mining solutions business unit.