ARI Network Services said today that company president and CEO Roy W. Olivier was named a 2013 Industry Leader by Powersports Business magazine.
“I’m excited to have been recognized as one of the four 2013 Industry Leaders by Powersports Business,” Olivier said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be included with this group of individuals that have such a commitment, drive and passion for what they do and this industry.”
“Under Olivier’s guidance, ARI’s acquisition of 50 Below doubled the company’s website business and maintained the viability of an industry brand that dealerships rely on for growth every day,” Powersports Business editor-in-chief Dave McMahon said in a statement. “These executives have made selling powersports a better business proposition now than it was a year ago. They represent a broad base of the industry, and their drive has dealerships looking forward to the 2013 selling season.”
Nominees are considered throughout the year for the annual award. The Powersports Business editorial staff selects the winners. In addition to Olivier, this year’s Industry Leaders are Sam Dantzler, president of Sam’s Powersports Garage and Sam Dantzler Consulting; Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America; and Sam Yourd, vice president of marketing for motorsports at GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance division.
The winners will be recognized Oct. 16-20 at the Powersports Business Institute at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla. The May 27 edition of Powersports Business includes more than four pages of coverage devoted to the winners.