Jack Penton Joins AMA Staff

The American Motorcyclist Association has named Jack Penton, a 1999 AMA Hall of Fame inductee, director of operations, according to an association release. Penton will begin his new post June 1.

In his new post, Penton will answer directly to AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. Penton will assist with day-to-day oversight and be directly responsible for the AMA Hall of Fame.

Penton is a 40-year veteran of the motorcycle industry. He began working for Penton Imports developing Penton motorcycles, a brand founded by his father, AMA Hall of Famer John Penton. Later, he worked for Kawasaki Motors, Malcolm Smith Racing and KTM America. Most recently, Penton served with distributor Tucker Rocky Distributing.

“The threats to motorcycling are greater today than ever before,” Penton says. “Now is the time to secure the rights of motorcyclists in America, but to do so the AMA membership needs to grow many times over.”

Effective June 1, Penton can be reached at jpenton@ama-cycle.org or by calling 614/856-1900.

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