Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 16—In its recent annual board meeting, the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Inc. unanimously elected longtime industry veteran Mark Mederski as its next president. He is the foundation’s fourth president in its 10-year history. Mederski replaces Jon Radermacher.
After many years with the American Motorcyclist Association, Mederski was the executive director of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio. He currently is the special projects director at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, where he primarily focuses on exhibition design and communication efforts.
“The Foundation has had solid, thoughtful leadership for 10 years. The Board of Directors has recruited a strong talent pool with commitment for our work,” Mederski said. “We aim to serve the collector community in several ways with the Vintage Motorcycle Source and the AMCA Virtual Library, our most important products. These resources will help enthusiasts of all experience levels with most aspects of their old motorcycle projects. I thank the Board for their support going forward.”
Radermacher, who remains on the AMF board, will be the project leader for its online efforts: creating the Vintage Motorcycle Source, a one-stop source for all things related to vintage and antique motorcycles (museums, services, parts, brokers, etc.); and taking over the AMCA’s Virtual Library to convert the current works into a professional-grade, searchable digital archive that will store thousands of historical documents, audio and video.
“Mark has been on the AMF board since 2014 and his wisdom and skills have served the foundation well thus far,” Radermacher said. “I am nothing less than pleased that Mark will be leading the foundation and I would like to express my thanks for his willingness to assume this important role.”
Find more information on the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Inc. online at amf.foundation.