IRVINE, Calif. - Arnold W. "Arnie" Ackerman, founder and chairman emeritus of Motorsport Aftermarket Group, is the MIC's new Aftermarket/Allied Trade Committee chairman, the association announced.
Ackerman succeeds former Tucker Rocky president Steve Johnson, who retired in 2012.
“As we continue to focus on strengthening our industry’s recovery, we are excited to have a key contributor like Arnie Ackerman lead our Aftermarket Committee,” said Dennis McNeal, MIC chair and vice president of motorcycle operations at Yamaha Motor Corp. “Arnie’s resume is filled with industry experience, and he’s no stranger to the MIC. He’s worked with and supported the MIC on a variety of projects and issues over the years, and we look forward to Arnie’s leadership as he takes the helm of this industry-critical committee.”
Ackerman (see image) founded Motorsport Aftermarket Group in 2000. The company recently merged with Tucker Rocky and is now majority-owned by Tucker Rocky parent LDI.
“Our industry is facing persistent and ongoing challenges and some never-before-seen threats,” Ackerman said in the MIC press release. “A strong MIC is necessary to combat these threats and at the same time be able to offer sensible solutions. The MIC Aftermarket/Allied Trade Committee’s cadre of board members represents all aspects of our industry and is qualified and ready to take on the challenge.”
From a press release. Media image courtesy MIC