Stefan Pierer — CEO of KTM AG — will begin acting as the president of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) from July 1.
During their 2017 Spring Congress in Berlin, the ACEM elected their new leadership with Pierer promoted from vice-president to president for the next term.
He will take over from BMW Motorrad’s president Stephan Schaller, who will start serving as vice-president on the same date,
The European Association will also have a new vice-president: Michele Colaninno, who is member of Piaggio & C. SpA’s board of directors as well as CEO and COO of the Immsi Group, which controls the Piaggio Group and also holds investments in a number of important Italian industrial groups.
ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, is the trade association that represents manufacturers of powered-two and three-wheelers as well as quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe.
ACEM members include 15 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations in 14 different European countries.
Members include BMW Motorrad, Ducati Motor Holding, Harley-Davidson Europe, Honda Motors Europe, Kawasaki Motors Europe, KTM - Motorrad AG, MV Agusta, Bombardier Recreational Products, Peugeot Scooters, Piaggio Group, Polaris Industries, Suzuki International Europe, Triumph Motorcycles, Yamaha Motor Europe.
About 156,300 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in Europe.
ACEM works closely with the EU institutions, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders, in different policy-areas. These include type-approval of L-category vehicles, environmental legislation, road safety and transport policies, international trade negotiations, etc.
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