As part of their commitment to growth, development and promoting from within, KYB Americas Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Castleman to Director of Product and Marketing.
Andy joined KYB after a long career in the motorsports industry. During his time as Brand Manager at KYB, he has overseen the marketing, promotional and branding activities, and has provided valuable input on the market and KYB’s positioning.
In his new position, Andy will continue to lead the marketing and promotional efforts, while overseeing KYB’s product offerings and product line expansions.
“Andy has proven industry knowledge and leadership abilities. His skills will be used to help provide focus on KYB’s goal to be the best supplier to our customers.” said KYB’s Executive Vice President Atsuo Matsunami.
“KYB is an excellent company with great products and a highly respected reputation. I’m proud to be named a steward of the brand and help guide its future growth.” Castleman said.
Outside of KYB, Andy enjoys mountain biking, racing shifter karts, and restoring and riding vintage dirt bikes. He often annoys his wife by heat treating parts in her kitchen oven and rebuilding gearboxes on the living room coffee table.
KYB Corporation produces ride control, hydraulic, and electronic products for use as original equipment and replacement parts in automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars, industrial applications, agricultural applications, and civil engineering projects. KYB global headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan.
By consistently developing world class ride control products, KYB has become the world’s largest supplier of OE and aftermarket shocks and struts. Today, annual sales exceed $4.2 billion.
KYB has 32 facilities in 21 countries, and 15 manufacturing plants in Asia, the United States, and Europe.