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Jan 23, 2001

Metzeler/Pirelli Hires Jeff Johnston

Metzeler Motorcycle Tire North America Corporation has hired racer Jeff Johnston as Senior Product Specialist. Johnston worked for Metzeler as Racing Manager from January 1994 until April 1997, when he moved into the automotive aftermarket equipment industry. In May 1998 Johnston took a job as National Sales and Promotion Manager with Specialty Sports Ltd., the U.S. importer of Teknic leathers and gear.

Johnston, who started his new job at Metzeler on January 22, will handle some marketing duties for the company, working at trade shows and providing technical information to OEM representatives, consumers and dealers.

Metzeler/Pirelli race support will continue to be handled by Rich Munson.

Johnston is in the process of moving from Michigan to Pennsylvania. Johnston last raced at the 1999 WERA GNF, on a TZ125, and is currently looking for a new racebike.