American IronHorse made two upper management announcements, including the hiring of a chief operating officer.
R.B. “Buck” Hendrickson will fill that role for the Fort Worth, Texas V-twin motorcycle manufacturer. Hendrickson will oversee corporate operations and will guide its veteran managers on new growth plans for manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing.
The company has not had a COO for about three years.
Hendrickson has 15 years of experience as an executive in production and manufacturing. Before joining American IronHorse, he was CEO for Florida-based Specialty Elastomers Technology, a manufacturer of injection molded rubber products.
“Buck Hendrickson brings to American IronHorse a well-rounded manufacturing and management background and a unique skill for helping companies reach untapped opportunities in the marketplace,” Dwayne Moyers, CEO for American IronHorse, said in a released statement.
In other AIH news, Brad Van Dyke has been promoted to vice president of quality compliance. In his new role, Van Dyke will head all quality control processes and several new quality-centered systems for American IronHorse. He will also spearhead all auditing, training, regulatory and reporting programs.
Van Dyke joined American IronHorse in 2004 and has held the former title of director of quality.
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