Hennessey Appoints Michael Harley VP of Marketing & Communications

Hennessey Appoints Michael Harley VP of Marketing & Communications | THE SHOPHennessey Performance has appointed Michael Harley as its new vice president of marketing and communications, the company announced.

In the position, Harley will oversee global marketing and communications at Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), and Tuner School, the company said.

Harley previously held roles at J.D. Power and Associates, Autoblog, AutoWeb, Autotrader and Autobytel. He was most recently executive editor at Kelley Blue Book.

“I’m pleased to welcome Michael to Hennessey and look forward to working with him closely as our company continues to grow,” said John Hennessey, chairman, and CEO, of Hennessey. “Our MAMMOTH 1000 and VelociRaptor pickups are selling at a record pace, and we sold out of the 1,817-hp Venom F5 Coupe hypercar shortly after its introduction. We are introducing the F5 Roadster this week at Pebble Beach, and we have a strong future plan. I am confident that Harley’s knowledge, experience, and passion for high-performance vehicles will help ensure our continued success.”

“I’ve been a bona fide car guy since birth, so this is the proverbial automotive ‘dream job.’ Hennessey is home to the world’s fastest truck, the world’s fastest convertible, and the 300-plus mph Venom F5 hypercar,” said Harley. “I am surrounded by high horsepower and a dynamic company of car and truck enthusiasts continuously pushing the performance envelope – I am delighted to join John’s team.”

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