The Hot Seat
Zipper’s Performance’s President Takes Some Time for The Hot Seat
Describe yourself in three words?
Dedicated. Technical. Optimist.
Why the motorcycle industry?
It’s the only job I have ever cared to have.
What do you see in the industry’s crystal ball?
Opportunity. Zipper’s Performance has grown in 30 years and will continue to lead the aftermarket industry with groundbreaking components and smart technology.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Helping others become successful—this includes my kids, associates, and our customers.
Who inspires you?
Intelligent people with a can-do attitude inspire me. I like to be challenged by peers with an entrepreneurial spirit.
What’s your biggest regret?
Not enough hours in the day. I wish I could spend more time with my kids, riding dirt bikes.
Favorite all-time motorcycle?
Any well-engineered high-performance Sportster.
What is your proudest moment?
The day my daughter was born. I was so proud and excited; the staff at the hospital just knew I was a new father.
Favorite place on Earth?
The Rocky Mountains…No matter where you ride, it’s always a good ride.
Biggest pet peeve?
People who bog down the coffee line with their special needs.
What are you currently working on?
New ThunderMax products, Redshift Cams, engineering and product research are always job one. It is my focus to develop new products with world-class service for every Harley enthusiast. This includes street and racing applications.
For more information about Zipper’s Performance, visit zippersperformance.com.