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Tim Hoelter

Thirty-year Top Executive of Harley-Davidson; Engineered One of Most Dramatic Turnarounds in Corporate History

$10,000 - $15,000

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Tim Hoelter is among the handful of Harley leaders whose stories are featured in The Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee. Besides showcasing beautiful motorcycles, the Museum recounts the colorful evolution of an American icon and how a group of 13 executives engineered what many regard as the most dramatic turnaround in US business history.

Tim Hoelter was part of that group and, in fact, was the only outsider among them. Drawing upon his experiences as a senior leader during his 30-year career with Harley, Tim Hoelter provides a true, first person account on how Harley's leadership team pulled together to overcome insurmountable odds and successfully reverse a tidal wave of red ink, plunging sales, a mountain of debt, a negative brand image and an onslaught of foreign competition intent on putting Harley out of business.

  • Meeting Today's Challenges: How to Make the Impossible Possible
  • Overcoming Trade Barriers: One Company's Success Story