Where Are They now. Howard Kelly.

howardkellyssPreviously Editor of Hot Bike Magazine from 1996 to 2004, then Communications Manager at S&S Cycle until December 2008, he left the company not a long time after President Brett Smith departure.

Howard never expressed the reason why he abandoned his position with engine manufacturer S&S Cycle. Since 10 months Howard Kelly is the new Marketing Director of Multistack inc., an industry leader in high tech air chiller manufacturer based in Wisconsin.  Nothing to do from close or far with the motorcycle industry. But he still reads my Blog…

14 Responses to “Where Are They now. Howard Kelly.”

  1. 1 Rick Fairless Sep 18th, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Howard Kelly is a winner & an all around good person. He has a swell job now, but hopefully one day he will be back in the motorcycle industry that he loves so much! Go get em’ Howard.

  2. 2 Mark Platt Sep 18th, 2009 at 7:44 am

    We’re lucky to have Howard! I agree with Rick, he’s a winner. Custome Bikes, Custome Air Conditioning Systems, close enough!!

    Mark Platt
    Multistack LLC

  3. 3 Darin Maltsbeerger Sep 18th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Howard is missed in the motorcycle world. I enjoyed visiting with him and he did a lot to help the MTI Powersports students with their bike build. Like Rick, I too hope to see Howard back in the motorcycle Industry someday. Good luck with all you are doing, Howard. If you ever get through Mitchell,SD, stop in and see us.

  4. 4 Howard Kelly Sep 18th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Yes, I do read your blog. Thanks for mentioning the book.

    Rick–thanks for always being a friend

    Mark–thanks for having me.

    Darin–I think i am pretty happy where I am at…i still need to geta chrome chiller done.

  5. 5 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Sep 18th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Howard it truly was a pleasure getting to know you with your stint at S and S. You were always business and professional and got the job done well. Thanks to you and all the S and S guys for their help throughout our 50th anniversary build. Congrats mate

  6. 6 John Nasi Sep 21st, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I still have the old Hot Rod Bikes issue that has the custom v-twin shootout with Big Dog Motorcycles, Castle, Titan, and Ultra Motorcycles. The photography for that article has the old Peterson/E-Map crew standing amidst the bikes – Frank Kaisler, Dave Withrow, Rick Diaz, and Howard Kelly.

    Never a dull moment when Howard speaks his mind – I always enjoyed that. Thank you for your handy tool kit in the middle of Death Valley on the way to Sturgis, Matt Hotch did a GREAT MacGyver job on the side of the road there.

    We have all had some great times, it great to reflect back on them.

  7. 7 Kenny Sep 21st, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do Howard. You have been a good friend and am glad to have worked with you on several projects. Congratulations on the book.
    Kenny Price

  8. 8 Lee Chapin Sep 21st, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hi Howard,
    Miss seeing ya at all the regular events. Glad you are well and I appreciate all the support you having given me over the years. Thanks to Cyril for keeping tabs on us industry guys.
    Bye for now.

  9. 9 Gina Woods Sep 22nd, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Good luck to you – I think we may have had a difference of opinion once or twice – but always got thru it (glad that you saw it my way…grin) Was great working with you last year and wish you and the wifey all the best!

  10. 10 howard kelly Sep 22nd, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Mike–thanks i enjoyed the work with you as well

    Johnny Big Dog–I have enjoyed all that we have done together since you were Johnny Titan 🙂

    Kenny–i always enjoyed the things we did…too much fun

    Lee–We did have some fun stories didn’t we?

    Gina–yup…i tried to see it your way…i really did 🙂

  11. 11 john reed Sep 22nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    A secret,
    don’t tell a soul I said this:::..

    I always told you what a pain in the ass you were,
    but the last few years I actually started to like you

  12. 12 cole Sep 23rd, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I like what John Reed had to say, but I miss not seeing Howard at the events. He did a lot to further my business, and I thank him for that. Congrats on the book. Ride on. Cole

  13. 13 howard kelly Sep 24th, 2009 at 5:55 am

    don’t you worry–i won’t tell anyone I know you….publically. Thanks John

    Good to know you are still there doing your deal

  14. 14 Sasha Sep 27th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Howard is AWESOME! I’m so blessed to call him my dear friend. He’s an enormously talented person. Follow your dreams, Howard…

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