FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Markham, ON:  Michelle O’Hara has resigned as the President of 8061246 Canada Inc./Power Sport Services (PSS).

PSS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), that focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV, and power sport shows. “This was an incredibly difficult, but a necessary decision for me at this time,” O’Hara stated. Her resignation is effective August 12.

“We respect Michelle’s decision and thank her for her service and accomplishments during her tenure as President,” PSS Chair, Chris Poirier said. “While in-person shows have been significantly affected during the pandemic, PSS looks forward, and continues our work on the return of The Motorcycle Shows in 2023. During this time of transition, we are grateful to continue to work with Michelle over the next few months alongside our talented team as we search for a successor.”

Under her leadership at PSS, O’Hara worked to ensure operational efficiencies, and develop strategies and tactics for the return of in-person events. Part of this process focused on rounding out the leadership team, by implementing the role of market expansion.

“PSS has a long-standing reputation in Canada for producing high-quality consumer events that are inclusive, innovative and that provides a forum for individuals to discover how motorcycling and off-highway riding can fit into, and enhance their lives. The organization is served by incredibly smart and talented employees,” O’Hara said. “During my tenure, the focus was to leverage our internal strengths for even greater success of shows in the future. We have a great leadership team that will carry the organization forward to enhance the powersports industry.

PSS has immediately commenced a search for a successor who can continue to lead the organization. Our leadership team will work closely with the Board, to continue to drive our advocacy forward and ensure continuity during the search for a permanent replacement.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank Michelle for her service and accomplishments during her tenure, especially through the most recent wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” noted Mr. Poirier. “She has led a capable leadership team, which has positioned us well to continue forward momentum. We wish her the very best in the future.”

About Power Sport Services (PSS)

Power Sport Services™ is the operating name of 8061246 Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council.  Power Sport Services™ focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program.

Contact:
Michelle O’Hara, President
8061246 Canada Inc./Power Sport Services
mohara@powersportservices.ca  905-441-7766