Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> October 6, 1999

James L. Ziemer – Harley-davidson Inc (hdi)

JAMES L. ZIEMER is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Harley-Davidson, Inc. He was promoted to that position in January 1991, and, in that capacity, is responsible for the strategic financial direction of the corporation as well as investor relations. Prior to this appointment, Jim Ziemer served as Vice President/Controller from 1988 to 1991, in addition to service in numerous other positions since joining the company in 1972. He started in Manufacturing and has also worked in engineering and parts and accessories. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting which he received in 1975 and an M.B.A. received in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a C.P.A. He is a member of the Financial Council for the manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and a member of the Financial Institute. He is the President of the Harley-Davidson Foundation and a past Board Member of the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust, a Board Member of Junior Achievement, and a member of the Steering Committee for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education Campaign for Continuing Excellence. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Harley-

Davidson, the company's history, products, customers, those kinds of

things, please.

Mr. Ziemer: Harley-Davidson, Inc.,