U.S. Congressman Visits Suzuki Headquarters

Cycle News Staff | June 1, 2019

The following was provided by Suzuki Motor of America regarding U.S. Congressman Gil Cisneros visit to Suzuki headquarters:

US Congressman Gil Cisneros with Suzuki outgoing president Tak Hayasaki and new president Max Yamamoto.
Outgoing Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) President, Tak Hayasaki, Congressman Gil Cisneros, and incoming SMAI President, Max Yamamoto (left to right). Cisneros presented Suzuki with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition while visiting the company’s US headquarters in Brea, CA on May, 28th.

Brea, CA (May 29, 2019) – United States Congressman Gil Cisneros, representing California’s 39th Congressional District, visited Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.’s (Suzuki’s) headquarters in Brea, California on Wednesday, May 28th to tour the facility and learn more about Suzuki’s business and industry. Congressman Cisneros was joined by Deputy District Director Martin Medrano, and Field Representative Chris Wade.

“Companies like Suzuki Motor of America Inc. are the engines of growth and socioeconomic advancement in our district. It was wonderful meeting with Suzuki America’s leadership and the many employees who are 39th District residents,” said Rep. Cisneros. “The 39th District’s highways of commerce and highly skilled workforce make it an ideal place for companies like Suzuki to grow their business while investing in their employees. I’m proud that Suzuki America chose to be headquartered in Brea, in the heart of the 39th, and is a key part of our local economy.”

During their visit, Congressman Cisneros met with Suzuki’s senior executive staff to discuss topics of importance to the powersports industry. Among other things, the group discussed the ongoing international trade dispute, land access issues, and ensuring California remains business-friendly. Kerry Graeber, Vice President of Motorcycle/ATV Sales and Marketing encouraged Congressman Cisneros to join the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus to broaden his awareness and influence on matters that surround motorcycles.

“It was a pleasure to meet with Congressman Cisneros,” stated Graeber.  “He was genuinely interested in our industry and we sincerely appreciated the opportunity to sit with him and explain Suzuki’s business.”

Though Congressman Cisneros is not currently a motorcyclist, Graeber joked that he would be happy to teach both Cisneros and his wife how to ride a motorcycle!

Congressman Gil Cisneros astride a Suzuki GSX250R motorcycle alongside Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Vice President, Motorcycle/ATV Sales and Marketing, Kerry Graeber.
Congressman Gil Cisneros astride a Suzuki GSX250R motorcycle alongside Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Vice President, Motorcycle/ATV Sales and Marketing, Kerry Graeber.

At the conclusion of the visit, Suzuki employees came together for an informal reception where they had the opportunity to meet Congressman Cisneros, Medrano, and Wade, and enjoy snacks and drinks. Suzuki continues to demonstrate its commitment to powersports by connecting with those representing its community and industry.

Congressman Cisneros was elected to the House in 2018 and represents California’s 39th Congressional District which includes Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights, and Rowland Heights.

 

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