Paul Slavik, a 29-year employee of California-based American Honda, retired June 1 from his position as the manufacturer's OHV Coordinator.
Slavik joined American Honda in 1976 as a Senior Customer Service Representative. In 1980, Honda sent him to Indiana as a Motorcycle Field Service Representative. Six years later, he returned to California as Honda's Management Action Program Specialist. Slavik was Honda's OHV Press Coordinator from 2000 to 2002; and served as OHV Coordinator from 2002 to his retirement.
During his time with Honda, Slavik coordinated the OEM's involvement in the American Frontiers Trek - a north to south expedition on public lands - and conceived and helped implement Honda's first Environmental Learning Center.
An original member of the California OHV Stakeholders Roundtable, championing ATV training and new OHV noise legislation in California, Slavik also served on the steering committee for the California State Parks Off-Road PALs youth program; and served for several years as the Co-Chair for the California Roundtable on Recreation Parks and Tourism.
In 1990, Slavik assisted in the formation of an organization that turned into the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).
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