Effective Dec. 1, 2008, S&S Cycle president Brett Smith will resign as head of his family's company. Chairman George Smith will assume the role of CEO for the interim.
Brett Smith has served as president for the past six and a half years,
during which time he assisted with the formation of the MIC's American
V-twin Aftermarket Committee, helped establish EPA and CARB certified
engine programs and served as an advocate for the V-twin industry on a
global scale. He was also instrumental in the development and release
of the 50-state 2010 emissions compliant S&S X-Wedge engine.
“I am confident the measures we’ve taken over the past several years
with respect to new products like the X-Wedge, our dealer development
efforts, rapid international sales growth and a clear focus on
emissions related efforts have set a solid foundation on which to build
over the next decade,” Smith says. “I’m looking forward to watching
things develop as a shareholder and seeking new opportunities for my
family and me.”
Brett Smith help rededicate the company’s efforts in classic/vintage
components with the release of the SH and P-series engines and with the
acquisition of Flathead Power assets in July, 2007. He has also been
credited with significantly growing international sales, creating
annual S&S marketing projects such as this year's 50th Anniversary
Celebration, and establishing several key alliances with companies such
as Super Flow, Mobil 1, Gates Drive Belts, and the NHRA.
George Smith left daily S&S operations in October 1993 and has served
on the Board of Directors since 1980. He has remained closely involved
with the business while assembling a successful racing team, G2