Long-Time MIC Veteran Pamela Amette Set to Retire

Pamela Amette, vice president of the Motorcycle Industry Council, will retire next year after a 40-year career in the industry.

Amette joined the MIC in 1975 as research director after spending nearly three years at Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, according to a MIC press release.

“Her guidance and persistence helped build a strong foundation to successfully address pressing public policy and industry regulation challenges,” MIC President and Chief Executive Tim Buche said in the release. “Pam helped unify the industry’s voice during the development of EPA and CARB on-highway and off-highway emissions regulations, the EPA motorcycle noise regulations, the development of the SAE highway stationary sound test procedure and electric motorcycle range and top speed test procedures. I have been fortunate to work closely with Pamela for many years, and I wish her only the best in her well-deserved retirement.”

MIC Executive Vice President Erik Pritchard is tasked with finding Amette’s successor. Pritchard is working with Buche and Amette “to ensure a smooth transition,” according to the release, and the process is expected to take several months.

“As my colleagues well know, this line of work requires great patience and perseverance,” Amette said in the release. “Often our greatest achievements are making sure that certain things never happen. The ever-evolving issues to address have provided a very stimulating and challenging career, for which I am very grateful. As with most situations in life, it’s the people who make the difference. I’ve been very fortunate to work closely with bright and supportive staff, members and consultants, and will miss that most of all.”

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