Turn 14 Powersports Owned Brands Leadership
Bob Schuetz was recently appointed President of the Turn 14 Distribution’s Powersports Owned Brands team, which includes product development, R&D, brand management and marketing of the 11 brands acquired from Tucker Powersports. Bob has been a senior leader at top aftermarket companies like Warn Industries, Öhlins USA and premium suspension manufacturer KW Automotive.
Bob’s connection to powersports started as a child with dirt bike adventures on the fire roads of New Jersey. When he started working as a pyrotechnician at Six Flags Great Adventure, he used ATVs almost daily. Warn Industries has a culture that is all about four-wheeling and while there, Bob became an avid side-by-side pilot. Öhlins USA exposed him to motorcycle racing, which started his love affair with two-wheeled competition. In addition to his affinity for powersports and competition, Bob is a passionate leader and is looking forward to impacting the industry through the Turn 14 Powersports Owned Brand team.
The Turn 14 Powersports Owned Brands group includes seasoned employees from Tucker that have transitioned to roles with the new organization. This includes well-known names such as James Simonelli, Brent Ash, Aaron Whitney, Bill Mullins and Paul O'Brien. Each of the brands acquired from Tucker are using their new resources to develop products that will launch in 2024, several of which have been on dealer "wish lists" for many months. Marketing for Owned Brands will continue to be led by Lesley Madsen. Several of her team members from Tucker are now employees of Turn 14 Powersports, Owned Brands as well.
The Turn 14 Powersports Owned Brands group will be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are currently seeking a permanent location for the team’s home.
Plans are underway for AIMExpo in February, Turn 14 Distribution is slated to host the Industry Party, an event that dealers and exhibitors use to reconnect and wrap-up the first day of the show. At AIME, the Turn 14 Powersports Owned Brands team will also be showcasing their newest products and sharing a glimpse of what’s to come to show attendees.
Other Turn 14 News
Turn 14 Distribution will be the sole distributor for the company’s Powersports Owned brands in North America.
To make the transition easy from Tucker Powersports to Turn 14 Distribution, dealers need only to call Turn 14 Distribution to establish an account. The new dealers will be welcomed by familiar faces, as key Tucker employees have made the migration to the Turn 14 Distribution staff. https://www.turn14.com/become_customer
What are the Owned Brands?
Here's a list of the powersports brands owned by Turn 14 Distribution: Answer, Biker's Choice, BikeMaster, DragonFire, FirstGear, Kuryakyn, ProTaper, QuadBoss, River Road, Speed & Strength and TwinPower.
About Turn 14 Distribution, Inc.
Turn 14 Distribution is an award-winning national warehouse distributor which sells vehicles, parts, and accessories into the automotive and powersports aftermarkets exclusively through the business-to-business channel. The company’s Powersports Owned Brands team is responsible for product development, R&D, brand management and marketing for the 11 well-known brands of accessories, parts and apparel for on-road and offroad powersports fans. Turn 14 Powersports brands include Answer, Biker's Choice, BikeMaster, DragonFire, FirstGear, Kuryakyn, ProTaper, QuadBoss, River Road, Speed & Strength and TwinPower. Turn 14 Distribution is privately owned and operated.