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kawasaki motors corp. u.s.a. manufacturing & energy

	 "Technology	is	what	makes	a	
company	run,"	he	continues.	"The	
more	that	we	continue	in	this	vein,	
the	better	we're	going	to	be."
	 This	will	fit	well	with	the	growth	
that	KMC	has	planned,	as	it	
intends	to	triple	its	side	X	side	vehicle	sales,	add	if-needed	facilities	
and	optimize	the	service	for	its	
dealers.	"All	these	things	we	didn't	
think	of	before	are	now	being	deployed	for	the	first	time,"	he	says.

Opening Up Avenues
After	a	30-year	career	of	organizing	turnarounds,	Leimkuhler	is	
pleased	with	the	response	to	his	
work	at	KMC.	"I'm	extremely	
proud	that	the	people	have	bought	

into	it,	accepted	it	and	see	that	this	
change	is	good	for	the	organization,"	he	says.	
	 "These	past	four	years	have	been	
the	most	exciting,	fast	moving	and	
absolutely	incredible	experience	in	
my	entire	career,"	he	says.	"We're	
going	to	through	an	entire	'A'	
through	'Z'	process	change.	It's	a	
great	place	to	be	at	the	moment."
	 His	focus	for	the	future	will	
not	only	include	the	continued	
turnaround	and	growth	of	KMC,	
but	also	to	create	a	new	benchmarking	group	for	the	power	
sports	industry,	joining	forces	with	
the	North	America	Parts	Benchmark	Council.	"These	guys	come	
together	on	a	quarterly	basis,	share	

information	and	they	really	see	
what's	going	on	in	the	industry,"	
he	says.
	 KMC	has	created,	in	partnership	
with	Carlisle	&	Co.,	a	power	sports	
division	where	it	will	meet	with	
firms	such	as	Polaris	Industries	
Inc.,	Yamaha	Motor	Corp.	U.S.A.,	
BRP	and	Honda,	among	others.	
"It's	going	to	open	up	a	lot	of	avenues,"	Leimkuhler	says.
	 "I'm	going	to	see	within	my	own	
industry	for	the	first	time	what	
others	are	doing	and	how	I	stack	up	
against	them,"	he	says,	noting	that	
this	may	lead	to	partnerships.	"We	
can	talk	to	them,	brainstorm	about	
what	they're	doing,	deploy	those	
ideas	and	take	it	to	the	next	level."	 	

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