KTM North America is a lucky company, they’ve landed Jim McKenna (formerly of Ducati North America) as a Dealer Development Specialist. OWD’s history with Mr. McKenna goes back a a ways, even including his providing encouragement and insight into advertising sales and the machinations of the motorcycle industry, so we’re truly happy he’s landed a plum position. KTM’s press release follows.
KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Jim McKenna as Dealer Development Specialist, a new position created to support the achievement of KTM North America’s network development goals.
McKenna is a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast and brings over 23 years of powersports industry experience working in roles that cover everything from working at a motorsports dealership to area, national and commercial director sales positions with other European distributors. In his new role at KTM, he will take on key assignments, including: dealer prospecting, overseeing the application process and ultimately new dealer orientation training.
Tom Buttleman, Dealer Development Manager, commented, “I’m very pleased to have Jim join our KTM team. He brings a wealth of experience, professionalism and passion that will enhance the strength of KTM’s network of business partners. I am convinced that Jim will make a great fit for this role which we feel is an important step to improving the quality of service for new dealers joining the KTM family.”