In 2014, in line with our strategy, we grew sales to both international and outreach customers while maintaining our leadership with core customers and strengthening our competitive position in all regions. Harley-Davidson disclaims any obligation to update information in this call. Brake rotors are Japanese Sunstar components. In the international markets, Street is selling very well. Brown earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from American International College. Keith Wandell Good morning, and thanks for joining us on the call. Extending the reach of our brand is about more than selling motorcycles and growing our world-class dealer network.
His brother rode Triumph motorcycles and that's what he learned on, but his brother is now a Harley-Davidson rider. But he got a call that Harley-Davidson was looking for a new leader, and the ability to be part of an iconic company and write its next chapter was something he couldn't turn down. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Dana Holding Corporation, a world leader in the supply of parts to off-road and commercial vehicle manufacturers, where he serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Prototypes were made available for public test rides at United States Harley dealerships in 2014, then Europe and Canada in 2015. Wandell will be succeeded by Matthew S. Harley is still the leader and better for the shake-up, imo.
Leading up to the 2015 model launch, the model year changeover in our plants was the smoothest in recent history, which speaks to our many advances on the manufacturing front and continued strong results in operating performance. Guages used to be from Nipponseiki. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives, outlooks, targets, guidance or goals are also forward-looking statements. Sales in India doubled, driven by the availability of Street. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. Wandell Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harley-Davidson, Inc. He wasn't looking to make a move because he was already working at a great company with great people.
Prior to Harley-Davidson, Olin was Controller of the Kraft Foods Cheese Division, and, for a 12-year period, he had financial leadership roles at Kraft, Oscar Mayer Foods and Miller Brewing Company. He served as president of the overall company, as well as the Automotive Experience and Power Solutions business units. H-D , or Harley, is an American manufacturer, founded in , in 1903. Harley was already so far down that same path 2- They were issues that were going to ruin the company. For over 20 years, Harvey held leadership roles at Johnson Controls, Inc. Extending the Reach of the Brand We achieved great success in leveraging the opportunity to expand globally while attracting new customers in the U.
Wandell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Wandell agreed to a phone interview shortly after the earnings conference call with investors Thursday morning. But looking ahead, our strategy will continue to focus on maximizing our opportunities in order to increasingly realize our full potential as a growing global company. Did you ride motorcycles before taking over the job? In this new position, McCaslin will oversee the development of future Harley-Davidson products. While not for sale, Project LiveWire was specifically designed to get insights into the features and experience riders would expect from a no-excuses electric Harley. Wandell, currently the president and chief operating officer of Milwaukee, Wis. Brown spent 14 years with Ford Motor Company, serving in various leadership positions in global purchasing before retiring in 2013.
About 70% of Street buyers are new to Harley, an especially promising development. He and his family currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that role, he is responsible for fully integrating the Delphi Operating System across the entire organization — an effort critical to achieving business goals. Launched in 2013, the models have been selling robustly. Now, they are going to do something about it. As head of the iconic motorcycle maker, Wandell charted a new direction for Harley-Davidson through the development and implementation of a strategic plan based on the core tenets of growth, continuous improvement, leadership development and sustainability.
Allen, who has served as the Company's non-executive Chairman since 2009. Harley, which derives almost 90% of its revenue from sales of motorcycles and related products, has done better than the market while steadily gaining share. When can we expect to be told if the company will be moving out of York County? I understand the overstaffed part, but if the workers are overpaid his compensation is nothing short of obscene. It also offers credit to dealers and customers through its finance arm. Vic Koelsch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions.
Wandell grabs a piece of lined notebook paper from his desk, and starts drawing a distribution curve with the ages of buyers across the bottom. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this Annual Review. Wandell wouldn't characterize anything as bad but said anything can be done better. Not available right away over the phone, I had to decline. John Olin - Board Member John Olin is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee for the Board of Exide Technologies.