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December 17, 2012

Derek Schoeberle Promoted to Motorcycle/ATV Product Media Relations Manager

BREA, Calif. Dec 17, 2012 – Suzuki is pleased to announce the promotion of Derek Schoeberle to Motorcycle/ATV Product Media Relations Manager. For the past few months Derek has been working closely with the media and will now become the point-of-contact for all Suzuki motorcycle, ATV and Scooter media inquiries. Derek will also continue to work together with and support Suzuki’s media partner, Questus, in handling all aspects of Suzuki’s product-based media relations efforts.
Derek brings experience from a long career in the powersports industry with extensive experience in the technical side of the business. Derek worked as a technician and Service Manager at powersports dealerships for 10 years while becoming an FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant Technician. Derek joined Suzuki in 2001 as a District Technical Service Manager and in 2005 Derek was promoted to Eastern Regional Field Service Manager. He was subsequently promoted to Product Marketing Manager for the Motorcycle/ATV product lines in 2010.
Derek is also very familiar with the capabilities of Suzuki’s sportbikes, having a solid background racing in the AMA Supersport 600 and 750 classes, including multiple class championships and number one plate holder in the Championship Cup Series in 1999.
“Derek is extremely knowledgeable, with many years of experience with the Suzuki brand,” said Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “His expertise and background with our products will help us deliver accurate information about our product lines to our media partners.”
Derek Schoeberle can be reached at:
                                                             (770) 792 -8688 Ext. 1110


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About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation founded The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., in 1963. ASMC markets motorcycles, ATVs and scooters via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit

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