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Motorcycle Industry Council Members Elect New Directors

Motorcycle Industry Council members elected two new directors for the organization’s board, and re-elected secretary/treasurer Jim Woodruff for another two-year term. Dealernews Editor Robin Hartfiel, who has served on the MIC Aftermarket Committee since 1992, was elected to take the seat of Eric Anderson, of VROOM Network, whose term expires this month. Rod Lopusnak, general manager of Triumph North America, was elected to take the seat vacated by Mike Peyton, of BMW Motorrad USA.

2020 MIC Board Directors Robin Hartfiel, Rod Lopusnak, and Jim Woodruff

 "It is time we all dig deep, together, and truly put motorcycling first,” Lopusnak said. “We need to first challenge every OEM and dealer and, as a group, take this exact step and set this as the foundation moving forward.”

Hartfiel said he is honored to be serving on the MIC board. “As an industry, we are at a critical juncture and we owe it to ourselves to be committed and engaged as we can be.”

Woodruff echoed those sentiments. “Our entire industry needs to work together to help consumers discover the joys of riding, which means recruiting more companies to become MIC members, expanding rider training programs, focusing our data and research efforts, and continuing our outstanding government relations efforts.”

The 2020 MIC Board of Directors 

Chair of the Board 

Paul Vitrano 

Senior Assistant General Counsel Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Inc.

Vice Chair 

Chuck Boderman 

Vice President, Powersports Products American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer 

Jim Woodruff 

Chief Executive Officer National Powersport Auctions

Derek Brooks 

Motorcycle Product Line Manager Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Jeff Brown 

Co-Founder EagleRider

Tim Calhoun 

Vice President of Sales Quin Design Helmets

Kerry Graeber 

Vice President MC/ATV Sales & Marketing Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Robin Hartfiel 

Editor Dealernews

John Hinz 

CEO KTM North America, Inc.

Bill Jenkins 

Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Andrew Leisner 

Senior Vice President, Managing Director Bonnier Motorcycle Media

Rod Lopusnak 

General Manager Triumph North America


About Motorcycle Industry Council

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect, and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications, and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies, and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at mic.org.

Source: Motorcycle Industry Council

 


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