Steering committee

The IVM's head is a Steering Committee that consists of the President and two Vice Presidents elected from the ordinary members, as well as one Vice President elected from the supporting members. The highest organ is the General Meeting. The association's daily work is carried out by the staff of the headquarters' premises in Essen, led by the general manager.

In order to consider specific interests and interrelated subjects there are expert committees and research groups that are supervised by the office in Essen. Furthermore the IVM represents its members on an international basis in research groups of the European Association ACEM and in committees of the European Union.

Henning Putzke (President)

Henning Putzke is an industrial engineer and began his career in 1994 as a salesman at the BMW branch in Hamburg. Up to and including 2006, he held various sales positions in the BMW Group. From 2002 to 2006, Putzke was head of sales at BMW Group Mexico, and from 2006 to 2008 he was head of sales and marketing at the BMW Group Hungary sales company. From 2009 to 2011, he was the managing director of BMW Group Hungary. From August 2012, Henning Putzke served as Head of BMW Motorrad Germany and took over as Head of Retail Business Development and Customer Support on February 1, 2021.

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Jürgen Höpker-Seibert (1st Vice President)

Jürgen Höpker-Seibert is Deputy Branch Manager and Sales Manager of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. in Germany. He has been responsible for motorcycle and scooter sales at Kawasaki since 2015 and has been involved in the motorcycle industry since 2000. His enthusiasm belongs to motorcycling and he is the proud owner of a Kawasaki W800 with a bevel shaft and a Z900RS.

Juergen Hoepker Seibert 2023

Marcle Driessen (2nd Vice President)

After studying finance and marketing in the Netherlands and the USA, Marcel Driessen initially started out outside the motorcycle industry, but his passion for motorcycles quickly led him into the two-wheeler industry.

The 54-year-old has now been working in the industry for 25 years in various management positions in sales and marketing for leading brands in Germany and abroad.

Since 2018, the German-Dutch national has headed the German branch of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. in Neuss. This distributes motorcycles, scooters, eBikes, outboard motors, boats, quads, side-by-sides, golf cars and other motorized products via a network of around 300 specialist dealers.

Marcel Driessen is an enthusiastic off-road rider and drives a WR 450 F Dakar replica over the tracks of Europe.

Marcel Driessen 2023

André Walek (23rd Vice President)

André Walek has been working in the motorcycle industry since 1994 and took over the management of Nolan Germany in 2003. Since 2019, Nolan Germany has been part of 2 Ride Holding, which also includes the brands "Shark", "Bering", "Segura", "Cairn", "Troy Lee Designs" and "Casco". André Walek has since been Country Manager and authorized representative of 2 Ride Germany GmbH.

Andre Walek 2023