Kawasaki promotes Dan Fahie and Ryan Holliday
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – June 27, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – As Kawasaki’s racing program continues to find success on the track, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced the promotions of Dan Fahie to Senior Manager, Racing and Ryan Holliday to the role of Manager, Team Green™.
“We’re extremely proud of the winning tradition the Kawasaki racing program has been able to maintain over the years and we know our team off the track plays as much of a role in our success as the riders,” said Kawasaki Vice President, Marketing and Racing Chris Brull. “Dan and Ryan have continued this tradition and have our professional and amateur teams back on top. The future of the Team Green program is extremely bright with many great, young competitors leading the way.”
Fahie has worked in multiple aspects of racing throughout his 15 years at KMC. The Canadian native has been the Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager since late 2011, working on improving the program with a variety of successful riders and crewmembers. Fahie began his progression with KMC as a Road Racing Crew Chief and holds his Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Redlands. In his new role, he will oversee all racing departments and will report to Brull.
Holliday obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Advertising with a minor in Business Administration from West Virginia University and has nine years of experience at KMC. The motocross enthusiast grew up racing and has always had a passion for the business side of the sport. Before coming to KMC, he targeted WVU because of its location near motocross promoter and magazine Racer X. Holliday has been the Team Green Supervisor since October 2008 and will now oversee Team Green. In the new role Holliday will take on management responsibilities and become more involved in the marketing and sales side of KMC. He will report to Fahie.
Both Holliday and Fahie will begin their new roles on July 1.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.
Source: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.