S&S Cycle's Brett Smith to Resign

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 Motorsports.