At the end of April 2012, Willie G., as he’s commonly known, grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder, William A. Davidson, will end his career at Harley-Davidson. Davidson’s time as Chief Styling Officer at H-D spanned nearly 50 years.
Harley-Davidson today announced that Willie G. Davidson, Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer at Harley, is set to retire April 30, marking the end of a 49-year career at the company that bears his namesake. According to a release from Harley, Willie G., as he’s popularly known, will stay on as an ambassador for the Harley-Davidson brand, and as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus for special design projects.
“Throughout my life, I have been truly fortunate to have the opportunity to marry my passion for design with my love for this amazing brand that runs so deeply in my veins,” Willie G. said in a release. “What’s most rewarding has been to see the impact our motorcycles have on the lives of our customers. Everything we do in styling is based on the notion that form follows function, but both report to emotion.”
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