Harley-Davidson has announced that Matthew Levatich has been tapped to succeed Keith Wandell as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. Wandell plans to retire on May 1st. Levatich currently is President and Chief Operating Officer for the Motor Company.
Levatich joined Harley-Davidson in 1994 and held wide-ranging roles in the U.S. and Europe including Vice President and General Manager of Harley-Davidson’s Parts and Accessories, Vice President of Materials Management, and President and Managing Director of the Company’s former MV Agusta business. He became President and COO of Harley-Davidson Motor Company in May 2009.
Levatich has a degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute plus a graduate degree in engineering management and an MBA from Northwestern University. Since 2012 he has served on the board of directors of Emerson, a global manufacturing and technology company.
Levatich says, “It’s a great honor to become the next CEO of this iconic company. As we look to the future, we believe there are tremendous opportunities to build on our many strengths. Harley-Davidson is one of the world’s most-powerful and revered brands, and through our strategies to provide unrivaled products and experiences for our customers, we aim to extend our reach and work to realize our full potential as a growing global company.”
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