Beware the Ides of March? Actually there was no backstabbing when the Motorcycle Industry Council unanimously elected Derek Brooks as the new chair of the industry trade association during the group's March meeting. Brooks is the motorcycle product line manager at Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. John Hinz, CEO of KTM North America, was selected to serve as vice chair, and Jim Woodruff, CEO of National Powersport Auctions, reprises his role as secretary and treasurer.
The MIC directors also welcomed two new board members. Bill Savino, senior manager of sales support for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., replaces former Chair Chuck Boderman, who has retired. Eric Sievers, director, sales planning and analysis for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., replaces Kawasaki's Bill Jenkins, also now retired.
This year's MIC board includes representation from across powersports:
Chair of the Board: Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Vice Chairman: John Hinz, KTM North America, Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Woodruff, National Powersport Auctions
Jeff Brown, EagleRider
Tim Calhoun, Tim Calhoun Powersports Consulting
Kerry Graeber, Suzuki Motor USA, LLC
Robin Hartfiel, Dealernews
Erik Larson, Piaggio Group Americas
Joey Lindahl, Polaris Inc.
Rod Lopusnak, Triumph Motorcycles America
Marc McAllister, Tucker Powersports
Shawn McLean, BMW Motorrad USA
Jeff Proctor, BRP, Inc.
Bill Savino, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Eric Siever, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.