S&S Cycle’s communications manager Howard Kelly announced Tuesday that he’s leaving the company for a position outside the motorcycle industry. The former Hot Bike and Street Chopper editor says it’s his first foray outside the tent since 1993. Kelly is leaving the Viola, Wis., engine manufacturer to work as communications and marketing director for Multistack, an HVAC company in Sparta, Wis.
“S&S has been a big part of my life and it has allowed me to create a number of great editorial opportunities, write all five of the S&S Service Manuals and have a pretty important role in the S&S 50th anniversary,” Kelly writes in an e-mail announcing his last day as Dec. 12.
Plans for replacing Kelly are still uncertain, though will stay on as a consultant to help a new person transition into the role.
Kelly has been with S&S since 2004 when he was hired as a customer support communications specialist. Earlier this year he was promoted to communications manager.