Leadership

Paul Skarie - President

Paul Skarie-leadership-pagePaul is an industry veteran, having spent a decade and a half with Harley-Davidson and possesses an intimate understanding of the powersports space. His experience spans multiple disciplines including retail, dealer and product. Paul also spent several years running Harley's operations in Australia and New Zealand and is an avid rider and motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to riding, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing and running.

Paul has a Bachelor of Business Administration from University Wisconsin-Eau Claire as well as an MBA from Marquette university.





Paul Devine - VP of Sales

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Paul’s OEM level experience at Harley Davidson & Buell allows him to see both sides of the dealer network. This unique perspective of the sales channels that impact our company is one of Paul’s greatest assets and one he is often called on to leverage. 

He leads a team of highly experienced sales and tech personnel as well as managing our OEM and contract business. 

Paul holds B.A. degrees from Ottawa University, in Business Management & in Business Administration; he also holds a minor in Marketing. Outside of work Paul enjoys travel, hunting, fishing, golf and bicycling. Paul is also an avid motorcyclist and can often be found wrist down on the back roads of Southern Wisconsin. 

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Alec Leavitt - CFO

alec-leadership-pageAlec is an up and coming financial executive with solid experience in the public accounting, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He's spent the last decade using analytical insights and a strategic mindset to help leaders make sound business decisions day in and day out. 

Leavitt holds a bachelor's in accounting from UW-La Crosse with as well as an MBA from Viterbo University and a CPA license. 

Alec is a motorcycle enthusiast and also enjoys hunting, golfing, remodeling projects and spending time with his family.



Karl Osterberg - VP of Operations

Karl OsterbergKarl brings several decades of boots on the ground style of leadership to the manufacturing floor and a level headed approach to his work. His methodical and detail oriented methodology provides the perfect balance to the complex world of manufacturing.

Having held several roles within S&S Cycle, including leading the QA and Contract Manufacturing teams, Karl leverages his experience and in depth knowledge of the organization to effectively manage the fast paced shop floor.

Karl's education includes a BS degree in mechanical engineering and hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.


Ralph Valentine -  Senior HR Manager 

ralph-leadership-pageRalph has 31 years of progressive and responsible experience in Human Resource management. He has handled complex issues professionally, discreetly and urgently for a variety of organizations ranging from 100 to 1,400 employees.  His experience has come from a variety of industries: Leiner Health Products, Walgreens, and V&V Supremo Foods.  

Ralph holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Psychology from Viterbo University. 

Ralph enjoys spending time with his wife Christina and their three daughters, Katherin, Megan and Molly. Ralph is an avid sports fan, loves target shooting and being outdoors.


David Zemla - VP Marketing

David-Zemla

David is a motorcycle industry veteran with an impressive track record of marketing successes. Before coming to S&S, he served in marketing leadership positions in several well-known, and successful companies such as Performance Machine, Burly Brand, and Progressive Suspension.

Zemla brings a comprehensive marketing skill set to S&S. In addition to extensive experience with traditional marketing channels, he has expertise in contemporary marketing techniques including content creation, website design and management, social media marketing, and marketing analytics. He also has an in-depth understanding of the technology and best practices to leverage these powerful tools.

David is an avid rider, builds at least one custom bike each year and is a passionate enthusiast of all things two wheeled. 

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