The riding community of Motorcycle Express is amazing and has been led by our great founder Michael Mandell. Through this business he has created a community filled with unique, amazing, special people from all walks of life, from all over the world, and we are so grateful to share the journeys with all of you.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you the unexpected passing away of our founder, leader, mentor, friend and my beloved husband, Michael Mandell. Michael was my husband, as well as my business partner and I can tell you from the bottom of my heart he was the greatest of both. He was smart, compassionate, had a great sense of humor, and was an incredible leader.
Michael loved this business, riding, and talking to all of you. He loved sharing stories over the phone, hearing about what kind of bike you had, talking about every different kind of motorcycle and places to travel. He loved giving guidance and sharing all his knowledge that he picked up over the years, as he had ridden over 700,000 miles on motorcycle with the greatest joy and passion.
It was his dream, as well as is mine, that we move forward and carry-on business in his style. With the love and passion for this business and riding, Michael had the company running as smooth as could be, even during the pandemic crisis. Over the years he taught me the ins and outs of how he ran his businesses - the most valuable being strong mentorship and always listening to others’ ideas. With this I am now taking charge of the ship, backed by a supreme team. Michael has trained us in every part of the business, and we will move forward with the same integrity, dignity and supreme customer care for our suppliers and our clients, as he always did. Please be patient as we reorganize and settle into some internal changes.
If any of you have had special conversations with Mike or he touched your life in a positive way, it would mean so much to us if you would share your story or thoughts with us by emailing us at email@example.com.
Thank you all for being our amazing community. You meant the world to Michael, and you do to all of us. We wish you all a safe and very Happy New Year.
Carrie Drazek Mandell & The Team at Motorcycle Express Services