Motorcycle Types Cruiser US Highland Appoints Chief Operating Officer

US Highland Appoints Chief Operating Officer

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US Highland, a USA-based designer and manufacturer of high performance powertrains and motorcycles, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer – Cathy Allison.

Allison holds an MBA in Management and Marketing from Rockhurst College in Kansas City. Her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Missouri State University is in Industrial Management with areas of emphasis in Drafting & Design and Construction.

Cathy has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing which include paint application processes, injection molding, fabrication, assembly processes, engineering and quality management. She is a certified PMP and Six Sigma green belt. Experienced in: Project Management, Start-up Operations, Lean Manufacturing, Supplier Development / Management, Performance Metrics, Change Control Processes, New Product Development (Concurrent Engineering) Process Development, Implementation of ISO Standards (ISO 9000, TS16949, ISO 14001), Product Cost Reduction Strategies.

Cathy has a diversified background in manufacturing in both the technical and leadership areas. Her strong experiences with site start-ups include General Motors, Ford, PPG Industries, Harley Davidson, and Indian Motorcycle Company. Cathy has experience in successfully engaging employees to drive continuous improvement in the midst of rapid change.

Robert Harris (Chairman of US Highland) says: "Cathy’s experience and knowledge are second to none. Once again I am thrilled of the acquisition of such a rare talent to the dream team of expert management at US Highland."

"I am so very proud to have Cathy Allison join US Highland. We go back over a decade, when we worked side by side at Harley-Davidson in Kansas City and then at Indian Motorcycle in Gilroy, California. Cathy is quite simply the best in the world at what she does and US Highland will be in the headlines a lot because of her involvement," stated President and CEO of US Highland, John R. Fitzpatrick, III.

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.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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