Just in time for Sturgis, Klock Werks has reloaded. Kevin Dunworth, previously with Loaded Gun Customs in Selbyville, Delaware, joins the South Dakota-based team. “I am very excited to be able to take my career in the motorcycle industry to the next level with the Klock Werks team,” says Dunworth. As the “brand specialist” Kevin will work directly with dealers and Drag Specialties’ reps supporting regional events and dealer open houses. “We are excited to add Kevin to the team,” says company founder Brian Klock. “His ability to network amongst builders and dealers will be a great addition to our team.”
We’ve heard of importing coal to Newscastle before, but bringing ice into northern Canada is a new one to us. However, it makes sense when it is Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant being brought into Canada by Motovan. For more than 30 years, Motovan Corporation has been serving dealers across the Canadian Provinces, which made them the ideal candidate to strengthen Engine Ice’s presence north of the border. “Our network of dealers rely on Motovan to carry the premier products in every sector of the powersports industry,” says Motovan’s VP Sales/Marketing Michael Paladino. “Engine Ice will be a strong addition to our growing list of products that we know our dealers are looking to stock.”
To the moon! “Buzz” Aldrin Nangoi has landed at Las Vegas-based Italian exotica specialist BellissiMoto. Aldrin has nearly 20 years experience in the motorcycle industry, including managing Commonwealth Motorcycles’ parts department back in Kentucky, where he made it the #1 Ducati Performance retailer in the country. “He earned much respect among our customer base as being a reliable, friendly and honest source of quality information, so we decided to hire him,” says BellissiMoto Ltd. owner Randall Nedescu. “Aldrin is a fully riding addicted moto-junky just like the rest of us – and is a previous owner of rather well customized bikes, including a Desmosedici, Streetfighter S, Panigale S, 748R, 888SPO, 998, 848 EVO and more… “You can bet he fits right in with our team,” says Nedescu.
Former Texas MX racing standout Glen Urquhart is leaving Western Power Sports to return to his roots. “I’m moving back to Tejas,” he says. “WPS is a great place to work, but Lillian and I have an opportunity to open a M/C accessory store in the town we live in. I’m so impressed with WPS, they will be our primary supplier. The plan is for Lillian and I to open an accessory store in our little town, filled with Harleys, sportbikes, dual sports… all kinds of powersports products.”
National Powersport Auctions continues to ramp up adding a seasoned pro to service dealers in the central region of the country. Tony Avello brings 15 years of auto dealership experience combined with three years in the financial services industry. As the latest regional sales manager on the NPA team, Tony will be taking care of dealers in the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraskaand Iowa. “Pre-owned is the place to be,” says Avello. “Retail sales are showing signs of tenacity which is a result of lenders offering competitive financing and dealers managing inventory more efficiently… I want to help make this a win-win for everyone.” Despite his auto industry background, Tony is a motorcycle guy, through and through, according to NPA Director of Marketing Ryan Keefe. “Tony literally grew up in the paddock and he still owns his first bike, a 1991 Yamaha FZR 600 that is currently parked next to his 2012 Aprilia RSV4. He combines the passion for powersports with the professionalism of the automotive industry, which made him the ideal candidate for the RSM position.”