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WPS, HardDrive Parts bulk up staff lineup

WPS has added three new brand managers and a trio of regional managers for its new HardDrive Parts American V-twin business.

Brian Morris, an outside sales rep in Mississippi, has been promoted to the newly created position of Sedona Tires & Wheel brand manager. Sam Tanzer, former street tech for WPS and active sport bike rider, has been promoted to the new position of Shinko Tire brand manager. And former inside sales rep Jeremy Weismann has been chosen for the new role of FLY Street Gear and Spidi apparel brand manager.

With the launch of its American V-twin division, HardDrive, WPS has brought on three industry veterans to the lead three of its regional territories. Ronnie Wehr has been hired as the West Regional manager and comes to HardDrive from Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties. For the Northeast region, HardDrive hired Steve Zagorski, also coming to the company after 14 years at Drag Specialties and another three years at Custom Chrome. Finally, for the Central region, HardDrive has tapped Sy Seiler, another industry veteran after 14 years with Drag Specialties.

FLY Racing gets international flavor

With FLY Racing’s continued growth and expansion into new countries and markets, the company has hired 21-year industry veteran Bruce Parry. Parry spent the last 16 years at Fox Racing as its international sales manager. Prior to that, he spent five years with Tucker Rocky/MSR in international sales. Parry is based at the WPS headquarters in Boise.

Jimmy Povolny has joined FLY Racing as amateur rider support manager. Starting at the Ponca City Amateur National, Povolny comes to FLY Racing after 17 years as a privateer pro racer.

Other new hires at WPS:

WPS outside sales reps

Darren Chelin – San Antonio, Texas Area
Stan Schuette – Austin, Texas Area
Morgan Leiseth – North & South Dakota
JR Coker – Southern Alabama

HardDrive Parts sales reps

T.J. Kiernan – Inside sales
Jerry Pfingsten – Western PA / Northern WV Area Sales Rep
Mike Flores – MA, RI, CT, NH Area Sales Rep
Gerry Shanahan – Eastern NY/Western CT Area Sales Rep
Lou Yerolemou – Arizona Area Sales Rep
Ian Tosh – Northeast California Area Sales Rep
Daphne Parmer – Wisconsin Area Sales Rep
Kurt Kleiv – Western Oregon & Washington Area Sales Rep
Nick “Klay” Jensen – Southeast Michigan Area Sales Rep

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