Jeff Bleustein, chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson, Inc., has been named Powersports Business magazine’s Executive of the Year for 2003. Bleustein was selected for guiding Harley-Davidson, Inc., to an 18th straight year of record earnings at the same time that the company celebrated its 100th Anniversary. The special anniversary event drew more than 250,000 persons to the Milwaukee, Wis., area and generated an estimated $135 million for the region. Powersports Business also named four executives as recipients of its prestigious annual Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding performance by business executives from companies throughout the industry, including OEMs, aftermarket manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Leaders are recognized for their innovation, aggressiveness, business growth, and marketshare gains. The winners this year are: Rod Lopusnak, motorcycle/ATV marketing manager, American Suzuki Motor Corp.; Bob Starr, corporate communications manager, Yamaha Motor Corp.; Christopher A. Twomey, Chairman, President and CEO of Arctic Cat, Inc., and Clark J. Vitulli, Chairman, President and CEO, of America’s PowerSports, Inc. Complete report on Page 4.Click here for reuse options!
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