At a meeting of the the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Board of Directors at the Motorcyclepedia Museumin Newburgh, New York, September 7, its 2012 slate of officers were returned to their posts for 2013.
President, Dennis Craig of Lakeland, Florida; Vice-President, Roger Smith of Clarkston, Michigan; Secretary, Tracey Powell of Westerville, Ohio; and Treasurer, Wanda Winger of Newport, Michigan. Also re-elected to three-year terms on the Board were current Foundation directors Jerry and Ted Doering of Vails Gate, New York, and Ed Youngblood of Inverness, Florida.
The Antique Motorcycle Foundation Board of Directors also voted to amend its by-laws to add an 11th seat to the Board. The 11th seat was filled with a unanimous vote for Jon A. Radermacher of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Radermacher has a Master of Fine Arts degree; is a metalsmith; an expert in digital communication; and currently an associate professor and head of the Media Arts Department at Robert Morris University. He has lectured at the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Leadership Forum and been the designer of web sites for national antique motorcycle clubs, including the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
Radermacher says, “My first old motorcycle was a Suzuki GS750E. I bought it just for reliable transportation, not knowing that it would become the vehicle to carry me into the world of antique motorcycles.”
Radermacher’s first leadership role in the vintage motorcycle community was to organize a national rally for Suzuki GS owners in 2004. In 2008, he became the web site designer and webmaster for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and served on the VJMC Board of Directors for four years. He later designed the web site currently used by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
About his love for old motorcycles, Radermacher says, “As a metalsmith, I appreciate the beauty and allure of an antique motorcycle, and I have a fervent interest in the technical innovations that have occurred throughout the history of motorcycle manufacturing. I am very excited about being elected to the AMF Board where I will have an opportunity to influence, improve, and perpetuated public understanding of antique motorcycles and their importance to our culture.”
Source: Antique Motorcycle Foundation Posted by Sam Kanish