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Q&A: Paul Prudhomme Product manager, Can-Am Spyder

October 9, 2013

Paul Prudhomme Product manager, Accessories and clothing for Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Can-Am Spyder Paul Prudhomme After starting his career with BRP in 1991, Paul Prudhomme has been serving as product manager for clothing and accessories at BRP, a division that accounts for approximately 16 percent of... Read more »

Q&A: Nick Yoong, Capital One Financial Corp.

September 16, 2013

Nick Yoong Capital One Financial Corp. Capital One Financial Corp., the credit card issuing company, acquired the HSBC credit card business in 2012. Powersports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon recently got to learn more about the company’s powersports plans, and the retail credit business as... Read more »

Q&A: Donn Eide, Engine Test and Design Manager, Arctic Cat

August 16, 2013

Donn Eide Engine Test and Design Manager Arctic Cat After sourcing its snowmobile engines from Suzuki for decades, 2014 marks the first year of Arctic Cat’s homegrown, built-in-house 600 DSI twin engine. The release of the all-new 600 two-stroke is a major event for the company, its customers and for... Read more »

Q&A: Ming Hsin Lee, President and CEO, KYMCO USA

July 26, 2013

Ming Hsin Lee President and CEO KYMCO USA Ming Hsin Lee, president and CEO of KYMCO USA since 2011, recently spent time riding in Moab (yes, the Hell’s Revenge and Fins & Things trails) and the southwest Colorado canyonlands. While in Utah, he joined the company’s R&D staff for test rides,... Read more »

Q&A: Jeff Unterreiner, Assurant Solutions

July 5, 2013

Q&A with Jeff Unterreiner Senior vice president Assurant Solutions, Extended Protection Solutions Business Assurant Solutions, a provider of powersports vehicle service contracts, has named Jeff Unterreiner as senior vice president of its extended protection solutions business. In his new role, Unterreiner... Read more »

Q&A: Jim Betlach, Show Manager, V-Twin Expo

Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2013

The V-Twin Expo recently announced that it has changed its show dates, with the V-twin industry’s annual can’t-miss event now scheduled for Feb. 8-9 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. In previous years, the show had run concurrent with Super Bowl weekend. Powersports Business editor... Read more »

Q&A: Garrett Laves, Hammerhead Off-Road Inc.

May 10, 2013

Garrett Laves – National sales manager, Hammerhead Off-Road Inc. Hammerhead Off-Road continues to be an intriguing brand option for dealers looking to offer alternatives in both the UTV and go-kart segments. The company’s lineup of UTVs and go-karts manufactured in China offers GE Capital wholesale... Read more »

Q&A: Dave Longren, Polaris Industries

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Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2013

Dave Longren – Vice President, Off-Road Vehicles and Chief Technical Officer, Polaris Industries When Polaris Industries added the Brutus commercial UTV to its off-road lineup of Ranger, RZR and Sportman last month, it was the latest in an impressive lineup of off-road vehicles from the Minnesota-based... Read more »

Q&A: Mike Webster President, Trade Show Division, Marketplace Events

March 15, 2013

What better time to check in with the American International Motorcycle Expo than in the weeks following the final February Indy show. Indy’s next run won’t be until September 2014. In the meantime, Mike Webster, president of the Trade Show Division of Marketplace Events, producer of AIMExpo, has... Read more »

Q&A with Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
February 15, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA added another successful year in 2012, and brings momentum in various powersports segments into 2013. Industry-wide, the motorcycle business saw nearly 3 percent growth in 2012, with ATV up about 1 percent and side-by-sides continuing to surge. Henio Arcangeli, Jr., president of... Read more »

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