Zero Motorcycles Makes Executive Changes

Targeting a more aggressive growth through 2011, electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has recently appointed new executives to join the company’s current management line-up. Specifically, Zero has named Steve Salyer as Vice President of Operations, Richard Kenton as Director of Customer Service and Floyd Goshorn as Director of Developmental Purchasing.

"Strong leadership is essential for us to continue as the premier electric motorcycle manufacturer. Steve, Richard and Floyd all have vast experience that perfectly coincide with our goals to build fun and affordable electric motorcycles. Their decision to join Zero Motorcycles in addition to our recent appointment is a clear endorsement that our vision and capabilities will set us above the competition," Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles, said in a release.

Salyer has previously worked for Oxford Instruments, designing and building the company's newest factory, tripling its capacity and doubling sales in three years. He also holds numerous patents in the X-ray and vacuum tube technology sectors.

Kenton, on the other hand, has served in both customer service and after sales positions for BMW Motorrad, BMW North America, BMW Canada, Rolls-Royce, MINI and most recently as After Sales Director for Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Finally, Goshorn has worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry, including Buell Motorcycle Company, where he was responsible for the successful integration of supplier components into new vehicle systems, planning and delivery of new products to the market, managing quality, cost and timing targets, and engaging suppliers to share and integrate new technology and ideas.

"2010 has been an exceptional year for us. With four unique electric motorcycles, impressive global activity and world-class talent acquisitions, we have the perfect team in place to make tremendous strides in electric motorcycle technology and we look forward to what 2011 will bring while continuing to raise the bar in the industry,"
concluded Banman.
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