MEET THE TEAM

Director of Powersports, Jason Baldwin

Jason has served at almost every level of the Powersports industry, from the dealership retail floor, to road-pounding sales rep, to distributor brand management, and is now leading Kenda’s most enthusiast-focused division. He also uses and abuses the products he knows so well. With multiple AMA National #1 plates and seat time in every type of racing imaginable. Jason has made it his mission to take the Kenda Powersports Division to new levels. With full throttle pursuit of innovative products and higher levels of customer support for distributors, dealers and consumers, Jason is on the gas bringing Kenda to the forefront of the Powersports industry.



Powersports OE Sales Manager, Dave Komoroski









Brand Promotions & Product Manager, Drew Blackley

Drew is the Brand Promotion and Product Manager for Kenda Tire USA located in Columbus Ohio. During his career primarily focused in the Powersport Industry, Drew has established his reputation for building relationships with consumers, brands and athletes while also providing a unique technical background that ensures trust within his customer base. Drew, like many of Kenda’s customers, is a racer and enthusiast himself. Achieving a National Championship and AMA #1 plate in 2020 racing the GNCC series. Drew’s mission is to provide innovative new products to Kenda’s already well known and quality line, while also providing outstanding race support to their customers and racers alike.




Powersports Sales & Marketing Associate, Chad Ellis









THE KENDA STORY

  • 2017

    Kenda acquires STARCO, a Danish company with distribution throughout Europe

    2016
    Kenda established European technical office in Germany
  • Vietnam 2nd factory established
  • 2015
    Indonesia factory established
  • 2014
    KENDA American Technical Center in Akron, OH established
  • 2013
    KENDA Rubber Industrial Co. Europe GmbH established
  • Kenda Europe was established in Germany
  • 2012
    KENDA 50th anniversary
  • Tianjin, China 2nd factory established
  • 2008
    Tianjin, China 1st factory established
  • 2005
    Shenzhen, China 2nd factory established
  • 2004
    Established joint venture with Cooper Tire in Kunshan, China
  • 2001
    Introduced Passenger Car Radial tires
  • 1999
    Kunshan, China 2nd factory established
  • Acquired Martin Wheel Company in Akron, Ohio
  • 1998
    Acquired Monitor Manufacturing in Cartersville, Georgia, USA
  • 1997
    Ho Chi Min, Vietnam 1st factory established
  • 1995
    Introduced Golf Cart tires
  • American Tire and Wheel Company established in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1994
    Kunshan, China factory established
  • 1992
    Joint venture with TOTAL Company
  • 1991
    Kenda USA established in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1990
    Shenzhen, China 1st factory established
  • Kenda stock was listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • 1985
    Yun-Lin, Taiwan factory established
  • 1983
    Introduced Trailer tires
  • 1978
    Introduced Lawn & Garden tires
  • 1970
    Introduced Motorcycle & Scooter tires
  • 1962
    Kenda Rubber was founded in Yuanlin, Taiwan to produce bicycle tires.