Alan Kading has been named industrial and powersports aftermarket sales manager for Hitachi Astemo Americas Inc.
Kading has more than 25 years of automotive aftermarket experience and will be responsible for managing the expansion of Hitachi Astemo’s powersports product lines in the Americas.
He previously had held sales management positions at Horizon Global and Nextel Partners. Earlier in his career, he worked at General Motors (GM) as an OnStar product representative and as a GM accessories-channel sales representative.
“I’m truly excited about the opportunity to lead Hitachi Astemo’s powersports and industrial products team in the Americas,” says Kading. “As we expand our catalog of racing, performance and maintenance parts, Hitachi Astemo will bring added value and innovation to current and future customers alike.”
Kading holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. He resides in the Menomonie-Eau Claire area.