AMA Announces New Director of Government Relations

Greg Pecoraro has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as its Director of Government Relations and will be working in the organization’s Washington, DC, office.

Shifting Gears: February

End of an era. Industry icon Arnold W. Ackerman has retired after many years of service, stepping away from his seat on the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors and his chairmanship of the MIC Aftermarket/Allied Trades Committee. His decision to step aside was influenced by the need to be with his wife, who was

Printing All The News That Fits (October)

Former KTM Hard Equipment stalwart Lowell Anderson is now the head wrangler for Tucker Rocky’s brands. “I’m very excited to be part of the Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice family,” says Anderson. “As director of brands, I am looking forward to working with our brand team members to create a compelling assortment of products that

Shifting Gears: Printing All The News That Fits (Sep.)

After 15 years Vance & Hines VP John Potts has shifted gears. “It has been a great ride, but it is time to change my road,” said Potts. “It has been an incredible life experience working with the team at Vance & Hines. From Japan to Australia, this is truly one of the best brands

Shifting Gears (Aug.): Printing All The News That Fits

Tucker Rocky is both promoting from within and bringing in some outside expertise as part of their new Information Technology and Process Excellence Group. Troy Rochat joins Tucker Rocky as a VP and will lead the new group. Rochat has more than 25 years of experience in distribution operations and information technologies. “Leveraging technology and

Shifting Gears (July): Printing All The News That Fits

Hail to the chief! Mike Collins is now president and CEO of LeMans Corporation.Collins will now call the shots for house brands, including Moose, Icon, Thor, Arctiva, Slippery and ZlR as well as the distribution business through its five U.S. warehouses, two locations in Canada, and its European distribution center located in Germany. Most recently

Shifting Gears (June): Printing All The News That Fits

Former director of federal affairs in the MIC, SVIA and ROHVA Government Relations Office, Duane Taylor is now executive director of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC). “We are excited that Duane’s leadership at NOHVCC will help our joint goal of furthering a positive future for responsible OHV recreation,” says his former boss, MIC

Shifting Gears (May): Printing All The News That Fits

Building a better mousetrap? Tucker Rocky has brought supply chain management specialist Dan Bradley onboard as VP of operations. In his new role, Bradley will apply his 25 years of experience with parts distribution facilities and logistics networks to stabilize and refine the company’s distribution operations, ensuring that dealers get the right part, at the

Shifting Gears (Apr.): Printing All The News That Fits

Dealer inquiries wanted! Powersports industry brand builder Rod Derifield is back in the saddle… literally. Most recently president of the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG)  Off-Road Group, including DragonFire, Malcolm Smith Racing HardParts, ProTaper, QuadBoss and Renthal, Derifield launched ROR Brands in conjunction with the Laughlin River Run. “ROR Brands is founded on a passion for

Shifting Gears (Mar.): Printing All The News That Fits

Gimme a brake… Beringer Brakes’ U.S, agent Frog Specialties LLC has new digs. Consolidating all operations in Gardena, California, in the former Agajanian Enterprises building that once housed ASCOT raceway’s offices, Beringer Brakes U.S. facility boasts 3,700 sq./ft. of office, warehousing, R&D and warranty work space. Beringer Brakes are distributed through dealers, race teams and

Shifting Gears (Feb.) – Printing All The News That Fits

Orange Brigade promotion: Tom Etherington is now VP of sales for KTM Group North America. In this new role, Etherington will oversee the sales departments for both KTM North America and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America. After starting his career as the GM for Ab’s Motorcycle Shop Ltd. during the 1980s, Tom worked his way up

Shifting Gears (January): Printing All The News That Fits

Turmoil in the e-tail ranks to ring in the New Year! Word broke December 16th that RevZilla frontman Anthony Bucci was out as CEO effective January 13, 2017. “As I looked towards RevZilla’s future – which I believe has incredible potential – I recognized that the best approach for continued growth and expansion is a