After 37 years with Yamaha Motor Corporation, Jim Gentz, President of Yamaha Motorsports Group recently announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2004.
As Motorsports Group President, Gentz has overseen nearly a decade of sales increases and steady market share growth in Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, generator and accessories business. Through Gentzâ€™s leadership, Yamaha has developed a solid foundation for continued success in the motorsports industry. â€œI believe we have a well qualified and enthusiastic team at Yamaha to assist during this transition.â€
Commenting on his retirement plans, Gentz said, effective July 1, 2004, â€œI will become an active â€˜Yamaha test riderâ€™ using all the exciting products we have had so much fun developing and selling.â€