MIC Board of Directors Elects Officers for 2009

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is pleased to announce the results from the election for officers conducted at the association’s Board Meeting on February 13, 2009, opening day of the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.

Larry Little, Vice President and Publisher, Cycle World Magazine, was reelected Chairman, a position he has held since 2003.

Roger Hagie, Director, Public Affairs, Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, was reelected Vice Chairman.

Eric Anderson, Vice President, Scorpion Sports, Inc., was newly elected as Secretary/Treasurer.

Tim Buche was reelected as President, a position he first assumed in 1996.

In January 2009, the MIC announced the election results for the 2009 MIC Board of Directors to fill the three open aftermarket/allied trades Director positions. The membership voted by mail and electronic ballot, Hall & Jones, CPA, tabulated the results.

Don Emde, Owner/President, Don Emde Publications, Inc., Frank Esposito, President, Kendon Industries, Inc., and Sarah Schilke, Director of Marketing Services, Moto Niche Marketing International, were reelected to the Board, representing the aftermarket/allied trades members.

The remaining three elected Directors will serve one more year of their two-year term that expires in February 2010; Eric Anderson, Vice President, Scorpion Sports, Inc., Mark Blackwell, Vice President & General Manager - Victory Motorcycles, and Larry Little, Vice President and Publisher, Cycle World Magazine.

The above join the six Directors appointed by the motorcycle manufacturer/distributor members who pay market share dues: Mark Pearlstein, Assistant V.P. Motorcycle Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Steve Bortolamedi, Senior Advertising Manager, American Suzuki Motor Corp.; Roger Hagie, Director, Public Affairs, Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA; Jon-Erik Burleson, President, KTM North America, Inc.; Paolo Timoni, President and CEO, Piaggio Group Americas, Inc.; Mike Schmitt, Division Manager, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA. Steve Bortolamedi replaces Mel Harris, former V.P. Motorcycle & Marine Div. for American Suzuki and MIC Secretary Treasurer, who recently retired. We thank Mel for his 12 years of service on the Board and to his countless contributions to the industry while at American Suzuki Motor Corp.

The Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors is responsible for the affairs of the association, including approval and review of policies, positions, programs, and fiscal operations. The Board has twelve directors; seven representing motorcycle manufacturers, importers, or distributors and five representing the aftermarket and allied trades members.