Big Dog Names Bob Brown Vice President, Manufacturing

Big Dog Motorcycles has named Bob Brown as vice president, manufacturing.
Brown joined Big Dog Motorcycles in May 2003 as its first manufacturing engineer and was elevated to director of manufacturing in December 2004. He currently manages the company’s entire manufacturing operations, including frame building, powder coating, polish, paint, engines and assembly.
Started in 1994, Big Dog Motorcycles plans to build its 20,000th motorcycle in spring 2006. The company’s line of five motorcycles uses a V-twin 117 cubic inch V-twin engine, six-speed transmission, stretch one-piece steel tank, right side drive, chrome components, steel fenders, and an extensive variety of custom paint colors and graphics. The 2006 line also includes Big Dog Motorcycles custom-designed electronics, hand controls, foot controls, mirrors, air cleaner cover, coil cover, and other components. Designing, manufacturing, and distributing are performed by 350 employees at the company’s 175,000 square-foot world headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
“As Big Dog Motorcycles continues to improve our processes and moves closer to our vision of building the factory for the future, Bob will be a critical leader in implementing the necessary actions that will make us the most agile and efficient manufacturer in the industry,” said Sheldon Coleman, company founder and CEO.

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