HARLEY-DAVIDSON, INC. SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE; NEW HOLIDAY RAMBLER CORPORATION PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER NAMED
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HDI) today announced that H. Wayne Dahl 53, president and chief operating officer of its Holiday Rambler Corporation subsidiary (Wakarusa, Ind.), has requested reassignment within the organization, which includes his resignation from Harley-Davidson, Inc.'s board of directors. Dahl will now be focusing his efforts on the subsidiary's recreational vehicle new product evaluation and dealer/customer relations. Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Teerlink also announced that, effective February 1, Martin R. Snoey, 49, will assume the role of president and chief operating officer, Holiday Rambler Corporation. In making the announcement, Teerlink said, Wayne Dahl's contribution in his five years with Holiday Rambler has been absolutely vital to the company's ability to remain competitive, despite the recreational and commercial vehicle industries' severe downturns of the last few years. He approached me in mid-1992 to express his desire to move away from Holiday Rambler's day-to-day operations. His new role will allow him more time to devote to his passion of testing and developing new products, strengthening our dealer network and further improving our company-customer bond.'' Snoey brings to Holiday Rambler extensive leadership experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing and general management,'' Teerlink said,
resulting from his senior management positions in a number of top firms.''
Most recently, Snoey was the president and chief executive officer of Geostar Corporation, Washington, D.C. For 20-plus years prior to that, he held increasingly responsible positions in the transportation field with PACCAR, Inc., Freightliner-Mercedes Benz, and FMC. He was responsible for all of PACCAR's Washington state-based Kenworth Truck Division U.S. operations. While at Freightliner-Mercedes Benz, he was the Atlanta-based regional vice president, sales and marketing and the first plant manager of its largest U.S. manufacturing plant, located in North Carolina.
Snoey holds a BS/ME degree from Washington State University, an MS/ME degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Harley-Davidson, Inc., the only major American motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts and accessories. Its Holiday Rambler Corporation subsidiary is a leading manufacturer of premium recreational vehicles, specialized commercial vehicles and a diverse range of related products. -0- 1/18/93 /CONTACT: Ken Schmidt, corporate public relations manager, 414-935-4538, or Jim Ziemer, vice president-CFO, 414-935-4750, both of Harley Davidson/ (HDI)
CO: Holiday Rambler Corporation; Harley-Davidson, Inc. ST: Wisconsin, Indiana IN: AUT SU: PER
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|Date:||Jan 18, 1993|
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