Chuck Miller appointed Honda Motorcycle Racing Teams Manager
2 November 2000
November 1, 2000 -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Chuck Miller to Manager, Motorcycle Racing Teams effective November 1. Miller was previously the Assistant Manager, Motorcycle Sports. In this new capacity, Miller will continue to report to Gary Mathers, Manager, Motorcycle Sports. "We are very happy that Chuck Miller will direct our racing teams," said Gary Christopher, Senior Manager of Motorcycle Sports and Press. "Chuck has an innate understanding of the racing environment and, together with his well-honed knowledge of our business, he will be a key to our success in the future." Miller is best known to racing enthusiasts as a multi-time Baja champion, having earned four overall victories in the Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Miller also earned a coveted gold medal in ISDE (International Six Days Endurance) competition in 1986. The strength of character and competitive zeal that Miller displayed as a professional racer have served him very well in a number of important jobs at American Honda. Since coming to Honda as an ATV Race Team Technician in 1984, Miller rose steadily in the company. In 1990 he joined the Rider Education and Recreation Department as a Zone Activity Coordinator. In 1992 he became a supervisor with the Honda Riders Club of America, and in 1996 Miller was responsible for all of the Motorcycle Division's product shows and logistics. Miller was appointed Assistant Manager of Motorcycle Sports earlier this year. Reporting to Miller will be Motocross Technical Director Cliff White, who will guide the development effort of Honda's 125cc and 250cc two-stroke motocross machines, as well as the recently announced 400cc+ four-stroke motocrosser. Road Racing Team Crew Chiefs Ray Plumb and Merlyn Plumlee, who will be directing Honda's expanded three-rider Superbike racing effort in 2001, will also report to Miller.