Vance & Hines, the leader in aftermarket performance exhaust systems for the motorcycle industry, today announced the appointment of Paul Langley as the company’s new president effective September 10, 2012. In turn, Terry Vance, having served as the company’s president since its founding over thirty years ago, will move to the role of chairman.
Langley has served most recently as senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Vance & Hines as well as overseeing the development of its newest manufacturing facilities and race programs in Brownsburg, Indiana. Prior to joining Vance & Hines in 2005, Langley served as a senior vice-president at Dynojet Research having played an instrumental role in the company’s global expansion and its transition to a publicly traded enterprise.
Having founded Vance & Hines with long time business partner Byron Hines in 1979, Terry Vance has led the company from its start-up as a two-man operation to its current capacity of over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space with over 500 employees.
“I have enjoyed the unique privilege of building this company and brand from the ground up. Beyond everything we have achieved on the racetrack, this company stands as the proudest accomplishment of my career,” said Vance on the announcement of his successor. “Like myself, Paul has more than three decades of experience in this business, and there isn’t another person in this industry that I have more confidence in as I hand over the baton of day-to-day operations going forward.”
In his new role as chairman, Vance will continue to focus on next generation products as well as guiding the direction of the company as it moves ahead to meet the challenges of the future.
“Terry has built a company that stands as a benchmark for the motorcycle aftermarket in all respects. I am keenly aware of this and firmly committed to ensuring that Terry and Byron’s legacy will endure as the company progresses in the years that lie ahead,” stated Langley on the announcement of his appointment.