MIC Announces Election Results for Board of Directors and Officers


The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced election results for its 2010 board of directors. MIC members re-elected Eric Anderson, president of Vroom Network (and a Dealernews columnist), to an aftermarket/allied trades director seat.

Earlier in the election process, members also re-elected to the board Larry Little of Cycle World and Mark Blackwell, Polaris’ VP for Motorcycles.

The remaining three previously elected directors will serve the second year of their two-year term that expires in February 2011: Don Emde of Don Emde Productions; Frank Esposito, president of Kendon Industries; and Sarah Schilke, director of marketing services for Moto Niche Marketing International.

These board members join the six directors appointed by the motorcycle manufacturer/distributor members who pay market share dues: Ray Blank, senior V.P. of American Honda’s Motorcycle Division; Steve Bortolamedi, American Suzuki’s senior communications manager; Jon-Erik Burleson, president of KTM North America; Roger Hagie, Kawasaki’s director of public affairs; Paolo Timoni, president and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas; and Mike Schmitt, division manager for Yamaha Motor Corp.

Officer Elections
In February, at the MIC’s annual meeting held in conjunction with Dealer Expo, the MIC board of directors re-elected the current officers to serve for 2010: Larry Little, chairman; Roger Hagie, vice chairman, and Eric Anderson, secretary/treasurer. Tim Buche was elected president and CEO. Buche has served as MIC president since 1996.

"It's my pleasure and privilege to continue to serve the MIC members as chairman of the board of directors and, in turn, to serve the 25 million motorcyclists across America," Little said in a press release. "Right now we're promoting aggressive initiatives like Revive Your Ride! to drive traffic to dealerships and attract new riders. I'm optimistic that working collectively, we're geared up to make great progress in 2010."

Posted by Arlo Redwine