American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 217 August 2017 - Page 10

www.jamesgaskets.com MAG Accessories Group hires new VP Sales Congratulations to Carson City, Nevada based James Gaskets on a website build that masterminded a new presentation and archive for an extensive product line involving hundreds of applications and thousands of part numbers. The James brand offers the widest range of individual gaskets and seals in the market, but with applications right back to the 1930s and OE cross- referencing to be embraced, it has been a daunting task, but one executed with aplomb. One of the best known and most highly respected brand names in the market, James Gaskets Inc. was founded by James Clark Sr. out of a small garage in the Bay Area of California in the late 1970s. James Sr. was a life-long motorcycle enthusiast and started the James Motorcycle Parts Company in 1977 to sell high quality seals. All the necessary gaskets for complete engine and transmission rebuilds, followed by a kit program that, frankly, revolutionized the lives of mechanics the world over, with James Gaskets Inc. officially born in 1979. James Gaskets Inc. remains strong to this day, and continues to be at the cutting edge of materials research, pioneering many proprietary designs and engine stress and heat management solutions. Now under the direction of James’ wife, Gere, and sons James Jr. and Ryan Clark, the James Gaskets brand is recognized internationally, and with growing markets in Australia, Asia and South Africa, their products can be found all over the world – all manufactured by James Gaskets in Northern Nevada. MAG Accessories Group, the Motorsports Aftermarket Group’s combined Kuryakyn and Mustang Motorcycle Products (Seats) division, has hired Chris Hayes as its VP Sales. Hayes’ background includes time as Director of Sales for H- D Footwear at Wolverine World Wide Inc., being one of the founders and CEO of Specialty Sports Limited (which specializes in the design, manufacturing and marketing of riding gear and apparel) and time at Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. Reporting directly to MAG Accessories Group President Holger Mohr, Hayes will be based in Somerset, Wisconsin, and will oversee all retail, dealer and distributor sales operations while leading the development and NPA acquired by “virtual” auctioneer National Powersport Auctions (NPA – held by Cycle Express LLC) has been acquired by online auctioneer Copart – a (mostly) B2B member-based used and salvage vehicle auction sales company that was founded in 198. Copart and says it operates in over 170 countries, with subsidiaries in Canada, the UK, Spain, The Middle East, India, Germany, Brazil and Ireland. Founded in California in 1982 and Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, since 2012, Copart, Inc. is a publicly owned company whose shares were recently trading at around $31.50 on NASDAQ at the time of the announcement. Earlier this year the company posted sales of $373.9 million for its Q3 2016/2017 financial year (+7.7 percent on its year prior third quarter). Poway, California headquartered NPA was founded in 1990 and is a privately held business with estimated revenue in the region of $5.6m ; the company expanded rapidly during the downturn and currently has powersports industry vehicle auction facilities in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Diego. ”We are very excited about teaming up with Copart,” said NPA Chief Executive Officer Cliff Clifford. 10 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - AUGUST 2017 implementation of strategic processes, working directly with Kuryakyn and Mustang Sales’ marketing and events teams. Caption … Chris said: “I look forward to leveraging my experience to contribute to the Kuryakyn and Mustang Sales teams. Both companies employ very talented and passionate people, and I look forward to working and riding with them.” “Leveraging Copart’s resources and capabilities with NPA’s industry expertise and market leadership will allow us to kick NPA into high gear. We’re looking forward to taking NPA to a whole new level of growth and success.” Copart’s success is centered on its use of technology to allow internet bidding – its VB2 software is a patented virtual auction platform through which it currently sells more than 1 million pre- owned vehicles a year. BOOTH# 3700 www.AMDchampionship.com