Friday, July 8, 2011

David Leysen Hired as Viper Motorcycle Company Director of Operations, Terry Nesbitt Retires

Viper Powersports Inc. designer and manufacturer of Viper Motorcycles, has announced that David Leysen has been hired as the Company's Director of Operations.

Mr. Leysen brings over twenty years of product development and manufacturing experience in the automotive and motorcycle industries. Prior to joining Viper, he has led product development for several start-ups in the powersports industry, managing engineering efforts both domestically and internationally. Mr. Leysen served as the Program/Product Development Manager for Indian Motorcycles in both Gilroy, CA and Kings Mountain, NC. He has been responsible for the successful launch of numerous complex vehicle systems for automotive OEMs including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, and BMW.
       In related news, Terry Nesbitt, President, veteran employee, and former President of Viper Motorcycle Company and Director of Viper Powersports has resigned from the company.
       John Silseth, CEO said, “Terry is a co-founder and long time valued employee. It’s been a pleasure to work together all these years. I’m sad to see him leave but wish him the very best. Terry will always be a part of the Viper team.”
       Terry Nesbitt, stated, “It’s been a tough decision but it’s time. Having the opportunity to help build Viper into a new American made OEM over the years has been an honor. We are very proud of our accomplishments and believe Viper will continue moving forward and develop into a motorcycle industry force. I want to thank our shareholders, dealers and customers as well as everyone involved in supporting our efforts. I continue to wish John and the entire Viper team much luck and continued success..

More information contact: 
Mike Mann
VP Investor Relations
Viper Powersports, Inc. 
Tel: 512.971.1729