KYB Americas Corp. has hired Erick Kinnunen for the role of business development manager, covering key channel partners in the Northwest. The announcement was made by Mike Fiorito from KYB’s Aftermarket headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. Kinnunen also will be a member of KYB’s National Training Team led by Mac McGovern, director of marketing and training.
Kinnunen comes to KYB from NTN Bearings, where he served as a sales manager. An automotive aftermarket veteran, Kinnunen previously held roles at KYB that include territory and regional sales manager. In his new position, he will manage sales growth for several key national customers. Kinnunen will also work on initiatives such as KYB’s Crash Avoidance Systems Training.
“We are very pleased to announce that Erick is rejoining the KYB family,” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “Erick will once again be a key asset for KYB who brings a wide range of abilities and a great attitude to the team. Our success hinges on having the right people in the right place. We believe that Erick and the KYB Sales Team are poised to help us grow over the next 12 months and beyond.”