Ralf Keller from YMG,
on board as the new IVM* President
The first highlight of the two-day IVM meeting in June 2017 was the election of the IVM executives. The election is held every two years on a regular basis.
This time, Ralf Keller(The leftmost side of the photo), General Manager Sales Support at Yamaha Motor Deutschland GmbH (YMG), was elected as the new President of IVM. Born in Nürnberg he joined YMG in 1996 and has served as Vice President since 2009. He is also known as an enthusiastic motorcyclist.
Former IVM president Heiner Faust, who has been president since 2013, joined IVM’s automotive sector after 16 years of his work for BMW motorcycles.
*) The German Motorcycle Industry Association e.V. (IVM), represents the German motorcycle industry: manufacturers and importers of motorcycles and scooters, as well as those of motorcycle gear and motorcycle equipment. More than 50 members associated in IVM represent 95 per cent of the German motorcycle market. IVM advocates the experience of motorcycle and scooter riding. "Lobby work for powered two-wheelers" is the most important function of the association that participates and co-decides in politics and society, in numerous committees and in dialogues with decision-makers.
Nicole Papay, Yamaha Motor Germany (YMG)