By Rampage Wheels on February 1, 2013 / 0 Comments
Scottsdale, AZ — United Wheel Group®, owner of Rampage Forged, LLC (www.rampagewheels.com) has sold the Rampage Brand and operations to Kurt Peterson, long-time industry veteran and owner of Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted located in Perham, Minnesota.
Peterson plans on moving the headquarters of the new Rampage to Minnesota where he already oversees the Corporate Operations of Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted (www.lilevilinkorpor8ted.com; “LEI”), a Custom Harley Davidson® Repair, Service, Design and Fabrication Shop. A satellite office will be opened in Las Vegas, Nevada to manage Rampage’s various suppliers as well as serve as its West Coast Sales and Warehousing hub. The West Coast operations will be overseen by long-time friend and newly appointed National Sales Manager, Bryan Rehfeld.
Peterson brings with him over 20 years of experience in the industry. A U.S. Army Veteran, Peterson has built a successful career in sales, marketing, customer support and relationship management within the V-Twin Community. He has worked with several Quality V-Twin aftermarket brands throughout his career, attaining aggressive goals through hard work and his established relationships within the industry. His resume’ includes positions with Hawg Wired, Custom Chrome International, S&S Cycle, Inc., American IronHorse Motorcycles, Drag Specialties as well as extensive Dealership experience in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.
An accomplished motorcycle builder and customizer in his own right, Peterson is currently an owner of LEI and Head of Design and Fabrication there. Peterson will continue to lead his team at LEI from a Director position and continue working with clients to achieve their Custom Design and Fabrication needs while his partner and staff handle the day to day operations at LEI.
“This is an exciting time for me,” says Peterson. “This is a great opportunity and although I was not looking to acquire another business while building my own custom motorcycle shop, I saw the tremendous potential in the Rampage and its position within the industry. Adding additional designs and product offerings through the extended manufacturing relationships I have developed over the years will only grow the Rampage Brand.”
“We are excited to have found the perfect buyer in Kurt and believe he is the right person to take Rampage to the next level. We wish him the best of luck and we look forward to watching Rampage flourish,” said UWG Chairman, Jeff Trenk.
For additional information about Rampage or Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted, please contact Kurt Peterson at Kurt@rampagewheels.com or 608.604.7567.