The Hot Seat | 11 Questions With Dan Fitzmaurice - Hot Bike Magazine
**Describe yourself in three words? **
Dedicated. Technical. Optimist.
**Why the motorcycle industry? **
_It’s the only job I have ever cared to have. _
**What do you see in the industry’s crystal ball? **
Opportunity. Zipper’s Performance has grown in 30 years and will continue to lead the aftermarket industry with groundbreaking components and smart technology.
**What is your greatest accomplishment? **
_Helping others become successful—this includes my kids, associates, and our customers. _
**Who inspires you? **
Intelligent people with a can-do attitude inspire me. I like to be challenged by peers with an entrepreneurial spirit.
**What’s your biggest regret? **
Not enough hours in the day. I wish I could spend more time with my kids, riding dirt bikes.
**Favorite all-time motorcycle? **
Any well-engineered high-performance Sportster.
**What is your proudest moment? **
The day my daughter was born. I was so proud and excited; the staff at the hospital just knew I was a new father.
**Favorite place on Earth? **
The Rocky Mountains…No matter where you ride, it’s always a good ride.
**Biggest pet peeve? **
People who bog down the coffee line with their special needs.
**What are you currently working on? **
_New ThunderMax products, Redshift Cams, engineering and product research are always job one. It is my focus to develop new products with world-class service for every Harley enthusiast. This includes street and racing applications. _
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