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Read more about the Matt Levatich Appointed Harley-Davidson CEO Starting May 1, 2015 at Motorcycle.com.Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has named Matthew S. (Matt) Levatich, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, to succeed Keith Wandell as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. upon Wandell’s retirement May 1, 2015. Levatich has also been elected, through Board action, to the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors.
The leadership transition comes at a time of great brand strength and Company performance. Since early in Wandell’s tenure, Harley-Davidson has benefited from a clear and compelling strategic plan. Along with major transformations in product development, manufacturing and retail capabilities, the strategic plan has had a major focus on leadership development and further strengthening the Harley-Davidson brand.