MIC directors re-elected

The Motorcycle Industry Council announced the election results for its board of directors

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 11, 2010
The Motorcycle Industry Council announced the election results for its board of directors.

The MICs board of directors consists of 12 members, five representing the aftermarket and allied trades and seven representing motorcycle manufacturers and distributors. The membership voted for candidates by mail and electronic ballet. Accounting firm Hall & Jones tabulated the votes.

Eric Anderson, president of VROOM Network, and Larry Little, senior vice president and chief brand officer of Cycle World were re-elected to represent aftermarket and allied trades. Mark Blackwell, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries was also re-elected to the board as a motorcycle manufacturer and distributor director.

Returning to serve the second years of their two-year terms as aftermarket and allied trades representatives are Don Emde of Don Emde Productions, Frank Esposito, president of Kendon Industries, Sarah Schilke, director of marketing services of Moto Niche Marketing International.

Also returning are six directors representing manufacturers and distributors, Ray Blank, senior vice president of motorcycles for American Honda, Steve Bortolamedi, senior communications manager of American Suzuki, Jon-Erik Burleson, president of KTM North America, Roger Hagie, director of public affairs for Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA, Paolo Timoni, president and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas, and Mike Schmitt, division manager of Yamaha Motor Corp. USA.

Little, Hagie and Anderson were also re-elected to serve in officer positions. Little will return as chairman, Hagie will remain vice chairman and Anderson will again serve as secretary and treasurer.

MIC president Tim Buche will return as MIC president, a post he has held since 1996. Buche was also named chief executive officer.