The Brussels based European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) has elected a new leadership team during its 2017 Spring Congress held in Berlin.
Mr Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM AG, will become President of ACEM as of 1 July 2017. He will succeed Mr Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, who will start serving as Vice President of ACEM on the same date.
|Left to right: Stephan Schaller, BMW Motorrad President; Stefan Pierer, KTM CEO; Michele Colaninno, member of the Piaggio Board of Directors and CEO/COO of the Immsi Group|
The European Association will also have a new Vice President: Mr 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.
Stephan Schaller said: “I am delighted to announce that Mr Pierer will become the President of our European association. He is a widely respected business leader with substantial global experience and an excellent choice by our General Assembly to continue leading ACEM”.
Stefan Pierer said: “Mr Schaller has done an excellent job at positioning ACEM for the future. I know I speak for the whole European motorcycle community in stating how much this work is appreciated. I look forward to start my term as President and to work for a stronger association that promotes motorcycling across Europe”.
Michele Colaninno said: “The Presidium will work to ensure that issues such as free trade, road safety and environmental protection remain at the core of the work done at ACEM, taking into account the strategic directions adopted by the European institutions”.