BREA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2009) – American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) announced today that it has hired Rod Lopusnak as its new National Sales Manager. Lopusnak will manage all sales functions, including the company’s four sales regions as well as dealer development and dealer relations. He begins his new role with ASMC immediately.

“Rod’s return to American Suzuki’s motorcycle and ATV division will certainly deliver rewards through his vast experience in the industry,” said Mac Kato, vice president of American Suzuki’s motorcycle/ATV division. “Rod brings a thorough understanding of the motorcycle industry and of our need to serve both Suzuki dealers and customers.”

With experience working in motorcycle dealers, as a Suzuki District Sales Manager, and at the ASMC headquarters in Brea, Calif., as ATV Operations Manager, Lopusnak brings valuable experience to his new role. “I am thrilled and honored to be on the American Suzuki team,” said Lopusnak. “This is a dream position for me, I can remember being a dealer and dreaming about this. I consider Suzuki, each employee and the dealers as part of my family! I’m just excited to get started and to speak with the best dealers in the industry every day. This is a special day for me and my family.”

His duties as National Sales Manager will include management of all sales functions, including ASMC’s four sales regions as well as dealer development and dealer relations. Lopusnak spent the last 14 months as Vice President of Business Development with Tucker Rocky Distributing, a national distributor of parts and accessories to the motorcycle and ATV industry.

About American Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.