He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Dana Holding Corporation, a world leader in the supply of parts to off-road and commercial vehicle manufacturers, where he serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. This includes what we see as tremendous opportunities to bring bold new products to market, extend our international reach, expand our opportunities with outreach customers and optimize our agility in manufacturing, product development and the customer retail experience. I have to disclose that Journalist Rick Barrett contacted me on Monday April 26, 2010 to comment about Keith Wandell business management and be part of this interview. Prototypes were made available for public test rides at United States Harley dealerships in 2014, then Europe and Canada in 2015. In 2014, international sales of new Harley-Davidsons grew at more than 5% and accounted for more than 36% of total retail Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales. These initiatives include major transformations underway in product development, manufacturing capabilities, and world-class customer retail experiences. Wandell brought a sense of urgency to the company, saying he did not want it to behave like General Motors and the auto industry that had fallen into deep trouble.
Wandell wouldn't characterize anything as bad but said anything can be done better. From 1997 to 1999, he served in a number of leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation a multinational conglomerate , including Vice President, Supply Management. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives, outlooks, targets, guidance or goals are also forward-looking statements. Harley has suffered from the perception that its typical customer is an aging, overweight man with a beard and a rebellious streak. In the international markets, Street is selling very well.
Spencer - Board Member James A. What made you want to move from Johnson Controls to Harley-Davidson? Wandell took over the helm of the company less than two weeks before workers in Springettsbury Township were told the company might relocate operations elsewhere to save costs. While Harley is expanding both in the U. We are excited about the possibilities with Street as it expands to nearly all of our markets worldwide in 2015. He also has held positions with financial services and specialized consulting firms including Ernst and Whinney now Ernst and Young. Wandell started as a plant manager with Johnson Controls in Ohio.
In 2015, Street will be available in nearly all of our markets worldwide. When can we expect to be told if the company will be moving out of York County? Since launch, Street has been well-received in international markets, including India where more than half of all Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in 2014 were Streets bikes and where the bike was named 2015 Motorcycle of the Year. . Asking a lot of questions to get to the root of the problem. Street purchasers were new to the Harley-Davidson brand. Current Technical Specifications According to Wired magazine, Mission Motors provided technical assistance on the motor controller. The forward-looking statements included in this Annual Review are only made as of the date of this Annual Review, and the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
This guy is a walking oxymoron. How the hell are Dealers supposed to get top quality techs, a highly skilled trade for peanuts. Longo - Board Member Michael E. He said he was not taking shots at the union or employees. It is clear the passion is stronger and deeper than anything I could have imagined before I joined the company in 2009. Harvey - Board Member Charles Chuck A. Together, we are building on our strategies, driving continuous improvement across the entire organization and continuing to manage the business for the long-term.
When I do a job I get paid only after I have accomplished said job successfully. During my time at Harley-Davidson, I had the privilege of working with some of the best leaders in any organization. Guages used to be from Nipponseiki. Wandell serves as Chairman of the Board for Exide Technologies. For more in the series, visit the page. Dealers were swimming in inventory. But looking ahead, our strategy will continue to focus on maximizing our opportunities in order to increasingly realize our full potential as a growing global company.
Wandell grabs a piece of lined notebook paper from his desk, and starts drawing a distribution curve with the ages of buyers across the bottom. In February 2000, he was named president of Delphi Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo, Japan. That includes what we see as tremendous opportunities in bringing new wow products to market, further extending international reach, and expanding our opportunities with outreach customers. Amy Giuffre, Director of Investor Relations, you may begin your conference. As far as Wal-Mart is concerned, it looks like a few guys from Arkansas have really managed to piss off alot of people. I understand the overstaffed part, but if the workers are overpaid his compensation is nothing short of obscene. Since 2009, we added 136 new international dealerships, including 18 in 2014, meeting our goal to open 100-150 new dealerships from the end of 2009 through the end of 2014.
Launched in 2013, the models have been selling robustly. Wandell also said the possibility of moving operations away from York is not a contract-negotiation ploy The contract currently in place is scheduled to expire early next year. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at. Motorcycles and Momentum Since 2009, we have maintained a relentless focus on continuous improvement and operating efficiencies in product development and manufacturing. Enthusiasts that have ridden the bike have said that it sounds like a turbine when you are on the bike and that from the side, as it goes past, it sounds like a jet.
About 3,500 people, equal to 25% of the workforce, lost their jobs. A big piece of these improved efficiencies came from manufacturing. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this Annual Review. Harley was already so far down that same path 2- They were issues that were going to ruin the company. But the lure of putting a storied American brand back into gear proved irresistible. Extending the reach of our brand is about more than selling motorcycles and growing our world-class dealer network. Wandell also has had little trouble whipping up excitement for a planned electric bike, called Project LiveWire.