Results released from close MIC board election

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) has announced the results from one of its closest board of director elections ever.

Eric Anderson, president of VROOM Network, was re-elected to an aftermarket/allied trades director seat.

Earlier in the election process, Larry Little, senior vice president of Cycle World, representing aftermarket/allied trades members, and Mark Blackwell, vice president of motorcycles of Polaris Industries, representing motorcycle manufacturer/distributor members, also were re-elected to the board. The membership voted by mail and electronic ballot and the results were tabulated by Hall Jones, CPA.

The remaining three previously elected directors will serve the second year of their two-year term: Don Emde, owner of Don Emde Productions Inc.; Frank Esposito, president of Kendon Industries, Inc.; and Sarah Schilke, director of marketing services for Moto Niche Marketing International.

These board members join the six directors appointed by the motorcycle manufacturer/distributor members who pay market share dues: Ray Blank, senior vice president of the motorcycle division at American Honda Motor Co. Inc.; Steve Bortolamedi, senior communications manager for American Suzuki Motor Corp.; Jon-Erik Burleson, president of KTM North America Inc.; Roger Hagie, director of public affairs for Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA; Paolo Timoni, president and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas Inc.; and Mike Schmitt, division manager of Yamaha Motor Corp., USA.

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