IRVINE, CA – December 19, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The ballots for the 2023 Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors election have been counted. MIC welcomes the return of Directors Jeff Brown of EagleRider and Tim Calhoun of Tim Calhoun Powersports Consulting, and announces the addition of Marc McAllister of Tucker Powersports. McAllister will assume the seat recently vacated by Comoto Holdings’ Nicole Allen.
“There was a lot of interest in this year’s elections, both in the number of highly qualified candidates and voter turnout,” said Chuck Boderman, MIC board chairman and vice president, General Administration Business Unit, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “I am looking forward to working with Marc on the Board and to Tim and Jeff’s continued contributions. Finally, I want to thank Nicole for her service over the last two years.”
“The MIC is where the powersports industry comes together. I am joining the board to further strengthen the Association and our industry by adding an aftermarket distributor’s perspective,” said McAllister.
“It has been my sincere pleasure to serve on the MIC board of directors for the last four years, and I look forward to continuing to serve,” said Brown. “With my background in the motorcycle experience segment, I have a valuable perspective on the MIC’s vital market expansion initiative and can help bring new riders into our great sport. I currently sit on the MIC market expansion task force and look forward to also continuing in that capacity. It’s an exciting time in our great industry and I look forward to helping the MIC in every way that I can.”
“I am excited to be reelected to the MIC board,” said Calhoun. “I want to thank the members for trusting me to represent them. I look forward to collaborating with staff to bring increased value to aftermarket members: improved reporting, more accessible and useable data, improved business resources for aftermarket members, and outreach to an international audience to create a clearer pathway to enter the U.S. powersports market.”
The MIC board includes representation from across powersports. The full board roster is:
- Chairman Chuck Boderman, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
- Vice Chair Bill Jenkins, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
- Secretary/Treasurer Jim Woodruff, National Powersport Auctions
- Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
- Jeff Brown, EagleRider
- Tim Calhoun, Tim Calhoun Powersports Consulting
- Kerry Graeber, Suzuki Motor USA, LLC
- Robin Hartfiel, Dealernews
- John Hinz, KTM North America, Inc.
- Erik Larson, Piaggio Group Americas
- Joey Lindahl, Polaris, Inc.
- Rod Lopusnak, Triumph Motorcycles America
- Marc McAllister, Tucker Powersports*
- Shawn McLean, BMW Motorrad USA
- Jeff Proctor, BRP, Inc.
ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL
The Motorcycle Industry Council, under its marquee market expansion brand, Ride With Us, is working to introduce everyone to the incomparable thrill of riding a motorcycle. The MIC is a not-for-profit trade association representing motorcycle manufacturers, distributors, aftermarket companies, dealers, retailers, and a variety of related organizations providing vital support to the powersports industry. The MIC advocates for fair policy and regulatory environments, works to deliver valuable data to the industry, and strives to bring the joy of riding to everyone, everywhere.
Established in 1914, the MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Keep up with the industry association on Twitter @followMIC, online at MIC.org, and through the weekly MIC RideReport.
* New board member.
Source: Motorcycle Industry Council