Speaker Bio: Kyle Kietzmann

kyle kietzmannKyle Kietzmann is the co-owner of Bell Racing USA LLC and Head Protection Technologies LLC. Kietzmann is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bell Racing USA LLC, the world’s premier auto racing helmet company. Bell Racing specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing auto racing helmets to professional and amateur drivers competing in the sport of auto racing. Bell Helmets have been worn and trusted by more champions than any other helmet brand.

 

Kietzmann also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Head Protection Technologies LLC which specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of non-auto racing helmets and other industrial head protection products.

 

Kietzmann began his career as marketing and advertising manager for Management Services, Inc, a Mid-West based company specializing in the administration of third-party insurance programs. He was also the Business Development Director for full-service advertising agency in Champaign Illinois. Kietzmann joined Bell Sports, Inc. in 1996 as the Marketing and Promotional Coordinator for Bell’s Auto Racing Division. Kietzmann advanced during his career with Bell to serve in positions including Sales and Marketing Director, General Manager and President. In 2010, Kietzmann partnered with the principle owners of Bell Racing Europe, Stephane Cohen and Martine Kindt Cohen to acquire the Bell auto racing business for North and South America from Easton Bell Sports, Inc.

 

Kietzmann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Illinois State University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University and is a member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences. Mr. Kietzmann is married to Laura Kietzmann, they have two children and live in Mahomet, Illinois.

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