First-Ever MIC Chairman's Awards Recognize Industry Leaders

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One organization and 18 people have been honored with the Motorcycle Industry Council 's first-ever MIC Chairman's Awards. MIC Chairman and Cycle World Publisher and Vice President Larry Little presented awards Friday to:

  • Motorcyclist and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, for advocating rider safety;

  • Tom Crimmins, a spokesperson for Americans for Responsible Recreation Access and an advisor to the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, the BlueRibbon Coalition and American Trails;

  • Russ Ehnes, the executive director of the national Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council since 1998;

  • Fred Fox, chairman of Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties and a 13-year member of the MIC Board of Directors;

  • Bob Moffit, former MIC chairman and former vice president of marketing and product management for motorcycles and watercraft at Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA.;

They join other recipients honored late last year:
  • The National 4-H Council, in recognition of its dedication to ATV safety;

  • Gary Christopher, newly retired from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and chairman of Discover Today's Motorcycling;

  • Jeff Shetler, manager of government relations at Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA;

  • Pamela Amette, MIC vice president and 32-year staff member;

  • Tom Austin, co-founder of Sierra Research and the MIC's emissions consultant since 1998;

  • Paul Vitrano of Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP, the MIC's legal counsel;

  • Russ O'Daly, senior manager of the Product Regulatory Group for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and a product safety expert;

  • Mel Stahl, legislative consultant and former senior vice president of the MIC Government Relations Office;

  • Tom Yager, vice president of safety programs at the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America;

  • Jack Gray, senior manager, motorcycle division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.;

  • Pat Murphy, MIC vice president of research and technology standards;

  • Roger Peterson, vice president, information services, Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA;

  • Mark Boyer of The Boyer Syndicate and MIC communications counsel; and

  • Robyn McPeters of The McPeters Company Public Relations, who serves as MIC communications counsel and media expert.