Industry News 4/25/2012

EMP: Justyn Amstutz Appointed by Advanstar Powersports Division

Advanstar Communications, Inc. Appoints Justyn Amstutz as Senior Consultant to Powersports Division

Dealer Expo; International Motorcycle Shows to Expand

Advanstar Communications, Inc. today announced that Justyn Amstutz has joined its Powersports Division as senior consultant to its motorcycle portfolio. Mr. Amstutz will report to Advanstar Executive Vice President, Danny Phillips.

“Justyn’s experience in growing businesses in the Powersports industry will be a major asset to Advanstar,” said Executive Vice President, Danny Phillips. “He knows how to respond to customer needs and firmly believes in our product platforms and the opportunities they provide to riders, dealers, manufacturers and distributors in order to achieve growth in the industry. Justyn’s business development, sales and marketing expertise will play an important role in the expansion of the International Motorcycle Shows and Dealer Expo. As we continue to grow, we want to add executives who are experienced in event development, customer service and who bring creative vision. Justyn is a proven winner.”

Effective immediately, Amstutz will consult on product strategy and customer development for the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and Dealer Expo. He brings significant industry experience from his position as Partner and Executive VP of National Powersports Auctions where he played a key role in turning the organization into a motorcycle powerhouse. Prior to NPA, Amstutz held several positions with Cycle Express, LLC including Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“I believe Advantar’s strategy of expanding the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows into new markets as well as the addition of new, high profile event components to the Tour is just the beginning,” said Amstutz. “Advanstar’s databases, product platforms and visitor assets are unmatched in Powersports, and we have exciting plans for the continued expansion of OEM participation with Advanstar’s consumer platforms and a large-scale growth plan for Dealer Expo. I’m excited to be a part of the most innovative media team in the powersports industry.”
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