The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association elected Stephan Schaller as its new president in May. The decision was taken by IMMA’s General Assembly, hosted by the Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) and the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI), in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Schaller, president of BMW Motorrad, who currently serves as president of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM), will hold the presidency from May 2016 to May 2018. He succeeds Paul Jones, from the U.S. Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (USMMA), who was president from 2014-16.
Schaller has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector. Since 2012, he has been the president of BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW Group, and has served as ACEM president since 2013. He was also vice president of the IMMA for one year.
“It is a privilege and an honor to take over the IMMA presidency,” Schaller said. “On behalf of all members, I thank Paul Jones for his leadership as president over the last two years. During my mandate, I will continue strengthening IMMA’s role as the trusted global voice of motorcycle manufacturers.”
The IMMA represents the combined skills and interests of the powered two- and three-wheelers manufacturing industry at the global level.