Motorcycle Industry Council Honors Roger Hagie with Chairman’s Award at MIC Communications Symposium

IRVINE, CA – October 31, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) presented Kawasaki Motor Corporation’s erstwhile Director of Public and Government Affairs Roger Hagie with the prestigious 2011 MIC Chairman’s Award at the MIC Communications Symposium held in Carson, California on October 27, 2011. For the past six years, the MIC has presented the annual Chairman’s Awards to groups and individuals who have made special contributions of time, leadership and effort, to preserve, protect and promote the powersports community.

“We are proud to honor Roger Hagie for outstanding leadership and service to the industry with the Chairman’s Award,” said Larry Little, chairman of the MIC Board of Directors and CEO of The Little Group. “Roger has been a highly respected member of the powersports community and an asset to Kawasaki for the last 39 years. He has selflessly served the MIC in a number of capacities since 1989, taking on multiple responsibilities and serving on the boards of numerous associations. Roger has dedicated his life to the powersports community and we are all the better for it.”

Prior to retiring this past summer, Hagie was an active member of the MIC Board of Directors, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) Board of Trustees, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® (SVIA) Board of Trustees, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) Board of Directors. In addition to serving on these various association boards and their technical committees, Hagie also often functioned as chair, vice chair or secretary/treasurer.

“We are so thrilled to honor Roger with this award,” said MIC President and CEO Tim Buche. “I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Roger for many years, and there was no one more excited about participating in every aspect of the MIC than Roger. The positive impact that Roger has had on our industry is tremendous and I honestly cannot say enough about his professionalism, his enthusiasm and his dedication to the powersports community overall, and to the MIC in particular. We wish Roger the best and we miss him already.”

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts and accessories, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.

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