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MIC Board of Directors selects 2019 officers

The Motorcycle Industry Council board voted last week to re-elect Paul Vitrano of Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Industries as chair, Chuck Boderman of Honda as vice chair and Jim Woodruff of National Powersport Auctions as secretary/treasurer. The 12 directors also retainer-elected Tim Buche as MIC president and CEO. Buche has served as the leader of the MIC’s staff since 1996.

In addition, Derek Brooks recently became Yamaha’s new representative, appointed to the board, replacing Mike Doughty. Jeff Brown of EagleRider and Tim Calhoun of Helmet House were recently elected new members of the board.

“I’m excited to have these dedicated dozen powersports veterans donating their knowledge, skills and time to serve our industry and consumers,” Vitrano said. “Together with the MIC staff, we are hard at work on three strategic initiatives — ridership, research and government relations — plus three functional priorities — events, membership and communications. With a changing marketplace, continuing challenges on land access, and the need to keep motorcycles in the traffic mix as autonomous vehicles emerge, we have much to do on promoting, preserving and protecting the powersports industry.”

“I am proud to serve with such a dedicated group of industry professionals at the MIC, and excited about the strong one-team spirit it embodies,” Boderman said. “I am optimistic that through board and member involvement, we will realize our strategic initiatives and successfully navigate the transformation of mobility for current and future generations of powersports enthusiasts.”

The MIC Board of Directors


Paul Vitrano

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Industries

Appointed – no term limit


Vice Chair

Chuck Boderman


Vice President, Motorcycle Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Appointed – no term limit



Jim Woodruff

Chief Operating Officer, National Powersport Auctions

Elected – term expires January 2020


Eric Anderson

Founder, President, VROOM Network

Elected – term expires January 2020


Derek Brooks

Motorcycle Product Line Manager, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Appointed – no term limit


Jeff Brown

Co-Founder and Chief Administrative Officer, EagleRider

Elected – term expires January 2021


Tim Calhoun

National Sales Manager, Helmet House, Inc.

Elected – term expires January 2021


Kerry Graeber

Vice President MC/ATV Sales & Marketing, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Appointed – no term limit


John Hinz

President, KTM North America, Inc.

Appointed – no term limit


Bill Jenkins

Senior Vice President Sales and Operations, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Appointed – no term limit


Andrew Leisner

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Bonnier Motorcycle Media

Elected – term expires January 2021


Mike Peyton

Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA

Elected – term expires January 2020


Note: Six maximum dues MIC members, based on market share, appoint directors to the board.

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