View Full Version : What happened at AUSA?

bob of fl
02-26-2004, 08:42 PM
I just got off the phone with Mike and it seems Aprilia USA has lost 20% of their staff. All of the parts staff left and many field reps and one senior manager were let go or quit?

Does anyone know what happened or why all the motorcycle people are gone?

02-29-2004, 09:53 AM
As of 01-01-04 Aprilia USA and Moto Guzzi North America were merged. This led to the elimination of a few people. A few weeks later two guys left for higher paying jobs. After a merger or aquisition people always jump ship no matter what kind of business it is. My Aprilia rep was let go and now my Guzzi rep handles both. The two guys who quit were great guys but I belive that neither of them owned a bike.

02-29-2004, 10:43 PM
one of them owned a couple of bikes, he has a mille then a R1

its people further up the food chain that dont own bikes, but then they run a motorcycle company so there are always 15 bikes out back they can ride :D