IRVINE, Calif. - Küryakyn founder Tom Rudd has been named chairman of the company as Holger Mohr takes over as president of Küryakyn, according to an announcement by Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG).
"In his new role, Tom will focus on his primary passion, R&D, and bringing creative new products to the powersports industry," MAG stated. "Meanwhile, Mohr will become the second president in Küryakyn history."
“This move will free Tom up to focus on the next generation of products and emerging market trends for Küryakyn and other MAG brands,” said Brian Etter, MAG president and CEO. “Tom started Drag Specialties back in 1968 as a small parts and accessories store in Minneapolis. Over the next 20 years, Drag Specialties grew to become the largest motorcycle parts and accessories business in the country.”
Rudd sold the company in 1987 and later founded Küryakyn.
Mohr (see image, right) joined MAG in May 2012 as vice president of business development and was directly responsible for several brands, including Mustang Seats, Roland Sands Design and MAG International. “Holger’s experience and passion for our motorcycle industry makes him an excellent addition to the Küryakyn family,” Etter stated.
“This has been an exciting ride so far,” Mohr said. “The explosion of the RSD apparel and hard parts lines has been great to be a part of and Mustang is really on the move… 2014 should be an exciting year for both these brands. Now I am really looking forward to kicking Küryakyn into overdrive.”
Press release posted by Mary Slepicka. Image courtesy MAG