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Harley-Davidson general manager Ed Magee resigns

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After a decade leading Harley-Davidson in York, Ed Magee has resigned as general manager of the motorcycle maker's Springettsbury Township plant.

Feb. 14 will be Magee’s last day with Harley-Davidson.

“We will announce his replacement when the decision is made,” Bernadette Lauer, spokeswoman for the company’s York Vehicle Operations, said in an emailed statement.

Magee joined Harley-Davidson in May 2004 after the plant workforce was cut in half, to about 1,000 workers. He spent a little over four years as general manager, previously serving in other management roles.

According to Magee’s LinkedIn page, he served 15 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He also earned master’s degrees in public administration and business administration from George Mason and Duke, respectively.

Magee held several positions at Harley-Davidson, Lauer said, helping lead “the site’s transformation efforts.”

Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson’s York Vehicle Operations makes more than 60 percent of the company’s motorcycles. The York facility covers more than 171 acres and has more than 600,000 square feet.

John Hilton

John Hilton

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