Kuryakyn’s leadership team is growing with the addition of two notable motorcycle industry veterans to head up product development and global sourcing operations, the company said in a press release.
Tony Stefanelli has been tapped as Vice President of Product Development and Engineering. Lars LaVine has joined Kuryakyn as Vice President of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Operations.
Stefanelli previously held leadership roles in engineering at Buell Motorcycle Company, a former Harley-Davidson subsidiary, and at Eric Buell Racing. His responsibilities at Buell had him leading the development of singles, street fighters, café racers, and ADV tourers. In his role at EBR, he was responsible for the development of the EBR 1190RS Superbike.
Lars LaVine spent 16 years at Harley-Davidson and Buell Motorcycle in sourcing, purchasing and manufacturing operations roles. LaVine developed partnerships with leading suppliers to deliver new technology to Buell motorcycles, such as ZTL (Zero Torsional Load) brakes and the industry’s first ever motorcycle which used the frame as a fuel cell (Firebolt XB9R).
“Tony and Lars are leading teams that will create and manufacture the newest, coolest and most exciting products in power sports,” said Greg Heichelbech, president of the Accessories Group of Motorsports Aftermarket Group, in a statement.