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Motorcycle Industry Council VP to retire

Pamela Amette, vice president of the Motorcycle Industry Council, will be retiring next year after a distinguished career of more than 40 years, announced Tim Buche, president and CEO of the MIC.

“Pamela has been a trusted advisor to countless members of the MIC,” Buche said. “Her guidance and persistence helped build a strong foundation to successfully address pressing public policy and industry regulation challenges. Pam helped unify the industry’s voice during the development of EPA and CARB on-highway and off-highway emissions regulations, the EPA motorcycle noise regulations, the development of the SAE highway stationary sound test procedure and electric motorcycle range and top speed test procedures. I have been fortunate to work closely with Pamela for many years, and I wish her only the best in her well-deserved retirement.”

Amette joined the MIC in 1975 as Research Director after nearly three years with Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

“As my colleagues well know, this line of work requires great patience and perseverance,” Amette said. “Often our greatest achievements are making sure that certain things never happen. The ever-evolving issues to address have provided a very stimulating and challenging career, for which I am very grateful. As with most situations in life, it’s the people who make the difference. I’ve been very fortunate to work closely with bright and supportive staff, members and consultants, and will miss that most of all.”

MIC Chairman Paul Vitrano extended the industry’s appreciation to Amette. On behalf of MIC’s entire board of directors, he expressed heartfelt thanks to Amette for her significant contributions to the industry.

“Pamela has been recognized as a leader among her peers for many years. The MIC and its members have benefited significantly from her perseverance,” said Vitrano, also Polaris Industries, Inc. vice president, global government relations.

MIC executive vice president Erik Pritchard will be responsible for finding Amette’s successor, and he is working with Buche and Amette to ensure a smooth transition. They expect the recruitment and selection process to take several months.

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