US Highland Appoints New CEO & President

Motorcycle Industry News

US Highland, a manufacturer of high-performance single and V-Twin engines, reported Wednesday that John Fitzpatrick has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of the company.

Fitzpatrick brings extensive management experience and organization skills to US Highland; he has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Company.

Fitzpatrick was instrumental in the opening of Harley-Davidson’s manufacturing plant in Kansas City and led its assembly organization from 1998 to 2000. Fitzpatrick left Harley-Davidson to become the Vice President of Strategy at the reformation of Indian Motorcycles in Gilroy, California and was promoted to president and chief executive officer shortly after joining the company.

Robert Harris (US Highland Chairman) says: "John’s operational and product launch experience is exactly what US Highland needs. US Highland’s Management Team is a perfect fit in terms of company vision and core competency required to deliver on that vision."

John Fitzpatrick says: "I cannot imagine a more exciting opportunity than the one we have at US Highland. We have assembled a world-class management team capable of delivering world-class results for our share holders, customers and partners. We are at the right place at the right time with a management team that has the right stuff."

The company suffered tragedy in 2010 when some of its leaders, including the CEO and President, perished in an airplane crash. Although faced with such dire news, the company continues to progress.

US Highland is a premier developer and manufacturer of high performance single cylinder and V-twin powertrains, and will offer motorcycles in 2012. US Highlands are built from the bottom up with the best parts to deliver the most powerful, dependable and breathtaking powersports experience possible.

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